After revealing a teaser image of Angelina Jolie as Sleeping Beauty witch Maleficent yesterday, Disney today has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action (though heavily CG) movie Maleficent.
The movie is a retelling of the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty told from the perspective of Maleficent, the villian in the movie who curses Princess Aurora. Events both before and during Sleeping Beauty will be depicted in the movie. Maleficent will be depicted as the beautiful, righteous defender of a kingdom before she is betrayed and turned against the kingdom’s new king. The Princess Aurora storyline then takes off, with the child herself playing a major role in Maleficent’s character development.
In addition to Jolie as the famous villain Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, a daughter of Jolie and actor Brad Pitt, will also appear in Maleficent. Jolie-Pitt will make her screen debut as a young Princess Aurora.