Disney’s box-office hit Maleficent is set to scale new heights when it flies into UK IMAX theatres for the first time this Friday. As a testament to the film’s impressive box office success, 24 IMAX cinemas across the UK & ROI will be giving cinema-goers the chance to experience the film’s spectacular visual effects and exhilarating 3D, in a totally new and immersive way – IMAX® 3D. To date, the film has taken a superb £11.3million at the UK box office and £209.2million world-wide as the movie continues to bewitch audiences across the globe.
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
Alongside Jolie and Fanning the film also stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. Maleficent is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay.