First, it was Julia Roberts in Mirror, Mirror. Then, Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman. And now, it’s Angelina Jolie’s turn to channel evil in yet another revisionist live-action fairy tale movie. In the currently-in-production Maleficent, Jolie plays the title character — the wicked witch from Disney’s 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty — and Super 8’s Elle Fanning is Princess Aurora, the lass she cursed to fall into an eternal slumber. Judging from this first-look picture, Oscar-winning production designer-turned-director Robert Stromberg (Avatar) is staying true to Maleficent’s cartoon lineage. Check out those horns!
Maleficent opens March, 2014.