Disney Sets a Release Date for MALEFICENT
Disney has announced that their live-action adaptation of the dark classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty will be released in theaters on March 14th, 2012.
The movie stars Angelina Jolie as the evil sorceress, who has been perfectly cast. I'm really looking forward to seeing her take on this role. Visual effects artist Robert Stromberg will be directing the film, taking over for Tim Burton. This will be Stromberg's first crack at directing a feature film like this, but he has a lot of expereince having worked on movies such as Shutter Island, The Road, Tropic Thunder, There Will Be Blood, Pan's Labyrinth, Avatar, and Alice in Wonderland.
The movie is a re-telling of the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty, only this time the story is told from the vantage point of the Maleficent, and what led her to curse Princess Aurora. This should make for a great movie!