Trailer Thursday – Maleficent

Maleficent is the back story to the villainous character in the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.  The film chronicles the events in Maleficent’s life that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the Princess Aurora as a baby.

Angelina Jolie plays the title role of Maleficent, Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora and it should be interesting to see Vivienne Jolie-Pitt play the toddler version of Princess Aurora.

Robert Stromberg is the director. This seems like his first take at directing but his background is in visual effects; previous credits include The Hunger Games, Pans Labyrinth and Life of Pi. He also did Production Design on Oz the Great and Powerful , Alice in Wonderland (2009) and Avatar. He won two Oscars for the Production Design of Alice in Wonderland and Avatar. So let’s hope all of that background makes him a great director for what will surely be an effects heavy movie.

It’s a long wait until May 30th, 2014. Let’s hope it’s worth it!