Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
Angelina Jolie will be starring as the title character in Disney's live action film Maleficent, based on the iconic villain from Sleeping Beauty. The film focuses on her and presumably how she becomes so evil. I love the idea of basing a film around a villain as opposed to a hero or anti-hero, an idea which will no doubt pay off for Disney.

The first official photo of Jolie in costume has been released to much praise. Those prosthetic cheekbones (inspired by the ones Lady GaGa wore?) are outstandingly creepy. This will probably have to tide you over for a while, because the film will not be released until March 2014. Though I'm sure we may get a teaser trailer by the end of the year.

Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty (1959)
She looks like a badass and true to the original version. Its been a while since we've seen Jolie in a fantasy film, so this has many people excited. Maleficent is such a unique and iconic character that it would be hard to even compare the role to any others. The film will be directed by Robert Stromberg, production designer from Avatar and Alice in Wonderland.

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