The Walt Disney Studios has announced that Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, will arrive in theaters on March 14, 2014.  The studio also expanded on the description of the live action origin of Sleeping Beauty’s evil fairy.

The live-action film explores the origins of the evil fairy Maleficent and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney’s animated classic Sleeping Beauty. Leading a team of visionary filmmakers known for creating and transporting audiences to new and exciting worlds, Academy Award®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Oz The Great and Powerful) will direct with a script by Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Alice in Wonderland). Maleficent is produced by Joe Roth (Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Oz The Great and Powerful).

What would really be interesting is if they turned this into a musical that made the evil fairy seem much more likeable and get audiences rooting for the bad guy… no… wait… that’s already been done.

via Walt Disney Studios

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  1. Navarre
    April 10, 2012 at 9:54 am — Reply

    Elle Fanning is rumored to have the role of Aurora (Sleeping Beauty). Her acting skill will lend a lot to this movie if that is true.

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