Angelina Jolie is going to be perfect as the evil sorceress Maleficent in the upcoming live action Disney adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. Jolie revealed that Maleficent will be her next movie, which means the movie is starting to actually gain some momentum. When she was asked about the next step in her career she said,
I haven't acted in two years, and I haven't done anything else since this [Land of Blood and Honey]. The next thing I am looking at is a Disney movie.
Last month it was reported that visual effects artist Robert Stromberg would be directing the film, taking over for Tim Burton, who dropped out. Stromberg has worked on films such as Shutter Island, The Road, Tropic Thunder, There Will Be Blood, Pan's Labyrinth, Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, and a ton of other movies. He seems to have a great artistic eye, so it will be cool to see what he comes up with. The big question is: how good is he at telling stories?
The movie has previously been described as "a re-telling of the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty, this time told from the vantage point of the evil witch." This is a fun concept, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
What are your thoughts on Jolie taking on Maleficent?
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