Ahead of the first trailer tomorrow, Walt Disney Studios has unveiled the new poster for Robert Stromberg‘s upcoming all-new original fantasy tale, featuring Angelina Jolie as the iconic Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent.
The action adventure comes to theaters May 30th, 2014 and also features Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Elle Fanning, Toby Regbo, Brenton Thwaites, Peter Capaldi, Ella Purnell, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Sam Riley.
Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland) wrote the screenplay for the directorial debut of Oscar-winning art director Stromberg (Avatar).
Get a first look at the poster below and check back with FilmoFilia tomorrow to catch the first official trailer for a Grendel-esque treatment of the cinematic villain.
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.