Here’s the first poster for Maleficent, a live action take on Disney’s Sleeping Beauty twisted to focus on the wicked Queen. Angelina Jolie plays the title role with Elle Fanning trying really hard to do a convincing English accent. Most recently Maleficent has appeared in ABC’s inexplicably cheap-feeling fairy tale inspired TV show Once Upon a Time played by Kristin Bauer van Straten. This version looks far more impressive.
This film follows multiple live action of classic tales with Snow White and the Huntsman perhaps being the most memorable. It hasn’t been the most successful trend with Jack the Giant Slayer flopping, Red Riding Hood largely forgotten and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters being far less fun than it sounds. If anyone can get this right, it should be Disney.
Here’s the new poster too.
Maleficent is released 30 May 2014 in the UK and the US