Angelina Jolie as Maleficent in the upcoming Disney live action film 'Maleficent.' Photo Credit: Walt Disney

‘Maleficent’ First Official Trailer Released

Today, the kind people over at Walt Disney Pictures unveiled the first official trailer for their upcoming live action fairy tale film Maleficent.

The film, directed by special effects guru Robert Stromberg, stars Academy Award winning actress Angelina Jolie as Maleficent.

The epic film will tell the story of Disney’s most iconic villain. According to the official synopsis from Disney, the movie will tell the tale of her journey from a beautiful, pure-hearted woman to the vengeful woman with a heart of stone.

Here is the official synopsis courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—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.

The film also stars Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, also known as Sleeping Beauty, Home and Away’s Brenton Thwaites as Prince Phillip, Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi is King Kinloch, and Miranda Richardson as Queen Ulla.

Here is your first look at the upcoming Disney film Maleficent.

Maleficent is scheduled to be released on May 30, 2014.

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