First Look: Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

Disney has announced that filming has begun on ‘Maleficent‘ – the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ spinoff that stars Angelina Jolie as the wicked villainess to Elle Fanning as Aurora. But, perhaps even more important, we get our first look at Angelina Jolie as Maleficent – horns and all…

Well that definitely looks like Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, cheekbones and all. It’s an interesting look they’ve used to create the iconic horns on her head. They look like some kind of leather-based head wear.

Co-starring in the film with Jolie and Fanning are Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

According to Disney: “This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.”

‘Maleficent’ is scheduled for a March 2014 release in 3D.

You can click the image below to see in hi-res. What do you think of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent?