Great New Trailer for Maleficent

The latest trailer has been released for Maleficent, and it’s a doozy. This one gives us a better look at the scale of the film, complete with snippets of a war between man and tree, á la The Two Towers. We’re digging how dark the tone of Disney’s new feature is, and Angelina Jolie appears to be a great choice to play Sleeping Beauty’s classic villainess.

Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville also star.

Official synopsis for Maleficent:

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.

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ETA: USA – 30 May, 2014.

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