The secrets of the villainous Maleficent have been revealed in a new featurette and clip from the live action film. The featurette, ‘Light & Dark,’ and clip, ‘Finger Prick,’ were released in anticipation of Disney’s theatrical distribution of the adventure movie on May 30.
‘Maleficent,’ which will be presented in Digital 3D, was helmed by first-time feature director, Robert Stromberg, and written by Linda Woolverton. The film stars Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
The following official synopsis for ‘Maleficent’ has been released by Disney:
‘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.
‘Light & Dark’:
Written by: Karen Benardello