Disney have released a new trailer for their upcoming Angelina Jolie starring film, Maleficent, and it is rather excellent! Filled with gorgeous and at times very dark visuals, some great action sequences, unsettling music and a general sense of real menace, this trailer should do well to please old and young alike, and just might find favour with horror fans who like a bit of fantasy blended with their dark stuff.
Also included below is the trailer that was released last week too (which we sadly missed at the time), do check out both trailers below to get your Maleficent fix today!
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.
The film, directed by Robert Stromberg, stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
MALEFICENT opens in cinemas in May 2014.