Maleficent is quite possibly the world’s most famous Disney Villain. It makes sense that she’d be getting her own film, starring Angelina Jolie in the starring role. At D23 last weekend, some footage was screened and people are saying that it is looking a lot like Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (unfortunately). Additionally, the studio has now released the synopsis of the film.
“Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.