Watch Trailer and Featurettes: Disney's Maleficent Starring Angelina Jolie

  • Monday, 12 May 2014 00:00
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Disney's Maleficent is the tale of "Sleeping Beauty" told from the perspective of the villainous Maleficent and looks at the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse young Princess Aurora.

"Evil has a Beginning" is the Tagline, and the $200,000,000 budget (estimated) fantasy-thriller film appears in theaters May 30, 2014.

Director: Robert Stromberg
Writers: Paul Dini, Linda Woolverton
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Brenton Thwaites, Peter Capaldi, Ella Purnell, Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton, Hannah New

To ensure that Jolie's Disney vehicle is appropriately hyped, Disney has also unveiled this behind the scenes featurette, which includes interview snippets with Jolie, screenwriter Linda Woolverton and director Robert Stromberg.  They both contributed to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland as writer and production designer, respectively.

And below, there are two more featurettes.  One is broader but leans heavily on VFX-laden footage that really invites comparison to Avatar, for which first-time director Stromberg won an Academy Award as production designer.  The second looks at the fantastical creatures, some of which would definitely seem at home on Pandora.  Especially interesting, though, is Sam Riley as Maleficent's sidekick Diaval, a shapeshifting crow.

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