The first teaser for Maleficent was cool, but we didn’t get a particularly great look at Angelina Jolie in the title role. Now a new teaser has arrived which shows Angie in all her bad-plastic-surgery-looking cheekbone glory.
It also attempts to tie the movie in more directly to Disney’s animated 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty, letting us know this movie will be tied directly to that one, giving a different side to the tale and letting us know the tale of that film’s villain.
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. [Read more…]