Want to see a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story? Disney is doing it with Maleficent, staring Angelina Jolie. The first trailer is here, and it looks dark and moody.




From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconicvillain 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.

“Maleficent,” the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty,” reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.

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  1. Frederick aka Darth Macho
    November 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm — Reply

    Maleficent is an awesome villain. I can’t wait to see her in dragon mode!

  2. Oldcomicfan
    November 13, 2013 at 3:10 pm — Reply

    Well, the trailer looks good, but to be honest, Cheech and Chong totally ruined Sleeping Beauty for me….

  3. Cero
    November 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm — Reply

    I’ve always enjoyed retelling, and Jolie looks really good as Maleficent.

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