There isn’t much time now before a classic Disney story comes to life on the big screen in a way that you have never quite seen before. In Disney’s Maleficent, we take a look at the other, much darker side of the classic tale Sleeping Beauty. In a new featurette for the film, we hear from people like director Robert Stromberg and actress Angelina Jolie, who plays the Disney villain herself, as they paint a picture of the other side of the story.
In the classic tale, we hear about the curse, and the awful woman named Maleficent who brought this curse down upon her. What no one ever stopped to consider is why? What is it that happened in her life that made Maleficent’s heart so dark that she would bring a curse down upon a small child before she has even had the opportunity to really live?
In the featurette, Screenwriter Linda Woolverton talks about creating not only a past for Maleficent, but then going beyond what you know from Sleeping Beauty in the eyes of the villain herself.
Here is a look at the latest featurette for the upcoming Disney film Maleficent.
Maleficent will be the first directorial effort by director Robert Stromberg.
The film stars Angelina Jolie as the storied Disney villain. Maleficent also stars Elle Fanning as a young Princess Aurora, as well as Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley, Brenton Thwaites, Peter Capaldi, Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton, and many more.
Maleficent is scheduled to be released on May 30, 2014.