Maleficent is definitely one of the more intriguing movies of the summer, bringing Disney’s classic Sleeping Beauty to the live-action arena, but giving us a new take, telling the tale from the viewpoint of that film’s baddie.
Now a new featurette has arrived, giving us a fresh look at the film. There’s also a selection of new pics you can see above and below.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain 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.’
It’s due in cinemas this May.