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Angelina Jolie is one witchy woman in the second trailer for Disney’s upcoming Maleficent, which views the events of the 1959 animated feature Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the iconic villain.
The new trailer expands more on the Comic-Con International teaser, and features more of the title character’s witchcraft and shadowy dealings.
Robert Stromberg’s directorial debut, Maleficent is written by Paul Dini and Linda Wolverton. The film also stars Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora and Sharlto Copley as her father King Stefan. It opens May 30.
“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.