A new poster for Maleficent has been released by Walt Disney, featuring Angelina Jolie as the feared villainess.
The movie is something of a prequel, and also a retelling of Disney’s classic 1959 animated feature, Sleeping Beauty, taking the film’s primary antagonist, Maleficent (Jolie), and telling the story of who she was before, how an act of betrayal turned her heart to stone, and why she ultimately cursed a young princess named Aurora.
You can check out the new poster and read a description below.
From Disney comes â€œMaleficentâ€â€”the untold story of Disneyâ€™s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic â€œSleeping Beauty.â€ 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 landâ€™s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayalâ€”an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading kingâ€™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 kingdomâ€”and perhaps to Maleficentâ€™s true happiness as well.
The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
â€œMaleficentâ€ is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith, Palak Patel and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. â€œMaleficentâ€ opens in theaters on May 30, 2014.