Maleficent Trailer: Angelina Jolie as the Classic Witch

Maleficent-Trailer-Angelina-Jolie-as-the-Classic-Witch-featThe trailer for Disney‘s Maleficent‘ turns the tables on the classic story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and retells it from the vantage point of the wicked witch, played by Angelina Jolie.

Jolie previously joked that all the children visiting set were terrified of her in full costume, but the end result is astounding. Coming off of the poster reveal, Disney has debuted the first ‘Maleficenttrailer, which previews some of her performance and the visual ride the film will take as classic scenes, like the briar woods, will come to life in live action.

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 realises that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

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