Disney announce release date shuffle for ‘Maleficent’ and give a release date for Brad Bird’s mysterious ‘1952’




My word Disney have been busy today! Already announced and covered here by our very own Ross Hughes, are new release dates for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and The Muppets sequel, but there’s more!

Disney’s live action version of Sleeping Beauty has seen a release date change from 14th March 2014 to 2nd July 2014. The release date shuffle puts the film right in the middle of the US July 4th celebrations, and here in the UK will see the film benefit from the summer holidays which should take place a few weeks later. The film stars Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy Maleficent, here is the official synopsis:

The live-action film explores the origins of the evil fairy Maleficent and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney’s animated classic Sleeping Beauty. Leading a team of visionary filmmakers known for creating and transporting audiences to new and exciting worlds, Academy Award-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Oz The Great and Powerful) will direct with a script by Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Alice in Wonderland). Maleficent is produced by Joe Roth (Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Oz The Great and Powerful).


Also announced today is the official release date for director Brad Bird’s mysterious new film, 1952.The film will arrive in cinemas 19th December 2014. It has also now been confirmed that the film WILL star George Clooney, and while nothing is actually known about the plot (apart from the fact it is a sci-fi), Disney did state in their press release that the film would be released in 3D.

However, Brad Bird took to Twitter today to say this has not yet been agreed.


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