Here are some more photos from the set of Disney's Maleficent showing Angelina Jolie flying around with the help of some special effects tools. She's going to be so awesome in this role; she seems perfect for it! There are also a few pictures of a medieval army marching into battle.
The movie is being directed by visual effects artist Robert Stromberg and also stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville.
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 Aurora and put her in a deep sleep. In a previous interview Jolie had this to say about the movie and her character,
It’s not anti-princess, but it’s the first time they’re looking at this epic woman. I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn’t mean she can’t have other [warmer] qualities.
It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she’s not perfect. She’s far from perfect.
In general, it’s a very good message to say, “Let’s look at something from the other side.” But then also, what our challenge will be - and the script writer [The Lion King and Alice in Wonderland’s Linda Woolverton] has already cracked it - is not to simplify it, not to just reverse the story but tell a bigger story that doesn’t point the finger [at Princess Aurora] either.
I'm excited to see how this movie turns out. It is an interesting take on the classic story, and I hope Jolie gives a killer performance! The movie is set to be released on March 14th, 2013.
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