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Disney has released a new trailer for Maleficent, titled “Legacy,” that combines footage from the 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty with this live-action reimagining of the story from the perspective of the classic villain.
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 realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
Opening May 30, Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie in the title role, with Elle Fanning as Aurora, Juno Temple as Thistlewit, Sharlto Copely as Stefan, Miranda Richardson as Queen Ulla and Peter Capaldi as King Kinloch. The film marks Robert Stromberg’s directorial debut after years of experiences in special effects.