Disney Announces Production of Maleficent Movie
Walt Disney Studios announce today that production has begun on Maleficent starring Academy Award winning actress Angelina Jolie.
The movie will be directed by two time Oscar winning production designer Robert Stromberg who will be ushering in his directorial debut. Maleficent will be produced by Joe Roth, “Maleficent” is written by Linda Woolverton. Co-starring in the film are Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”). The movie will be the untold story on Disney’s most beloved villain Maleficent from the 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty. This film will expose the back story behind Maleficent and detail the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the young baby Aurora.
The movie will be executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel. Behind-the-scenes talent includes Academy Award–winning cinematographer Dean Semler, production designer Gary Freeman, wo-time Oscar nominated costume designer Anna B. Sheppard, and seven-time Academy Award–winning makeup artist Rick Baker. Maleficent is scheduled for a March 14, 2014 release in 3D. Seeing as how Snow Whit and The Huntsman did well at the theaters there is likely to be more of a rash of films on fables, sometimes going the cute and bubbly way and the darker way. What do you think of this? Are you excited to see this movie?
Source News: Disney Info Net