The Walt Disney Studios has begun production on Maleficent, the forthcoming untold story of one of their most beloved villains.
If you’re rusty on Disney lore, Maleficent is the evil wench responsible for putting a curse on the angelic Princess Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty. This film will reveal her backstory, and what series of unfortunate events hardened her so (broken heart?) to curse the princess with narcoleptic paralysis.
The movie comes on the heels of other fairy tales modernized for both the big screen and the adults who remember them fondly from childhood.
The two most recent successes being Red Riding Hood starring Amanda Seyfried and Snow White and the Huntsman with Kristin Stewart and the uber bad ass performance by Charlize Theron. And then there’s Julia Roberts portraying a different incarnation of he same evil queen in Mirror Mirror.
But let’s be honest, of all these women, Angelina has the most potential as an evil and jilted woman bent on revenge. It’s going to be amazing.
If her name alone isn’t enough marketing incentive, let’s talk about our culture's obsession with prequels. From Star Wars to Prometheus we just can’t enough backstory on a good idea.
Then to put the cherry on top of this sure-thing sundae, let’s make it in 3-D!
Don’t worry though, there’s plenty of time to rest up. The film is currently set for a March 2014 release date.