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Maleficent

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Release Date: March 14, 2014 (North America)

Genres: Fantasy, Sequel          

Production Phase: In Development

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures  

Who's In It: Sharlto Copley (King Stefan), Elle Fanning (Princess Aurora), Miranda Richardson (TBA), Sam Riley (TBA), Imelda Staunton (TBA)

Who's Making It: Robert Stromberg (Director), Linda Woolverton (Screenwriter),

Premise: A retelling of Disney's Sleeping Beauty story but from the perspective of Maleficent, the evil fairy godmother that cursed Princess Aurora to fall asleep for one hundred years.... More »

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) has landed the part of Thistletwit, one of a trio of superficial and flighty fairies who help Princess Aurora.

- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team) is in talks to play the part of King Stefan, the father of Princess Aurora.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Disney has circled a March 14, 2014 release for Maleficent, the studio's live-action tale of the origins of Sleeping Beauty's evil witch. Currently the picture has the date all to itself.

- Walt Disney Pictures. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The first contender to be mentioned after the departure Tim Burton is David O. Russell. The filmmaker's free time suddenly increased when he exited development of Uncharted, the movie based on the popular Drake's Fortune video game series. Russell's last movie was the Mark Wahlberg drama The Fighter for which he was nominated for a Best Director Oscar.

- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, May 16, 2011

Tim Burton has moved off of directing Maleficent for Disney. Reasons weren't given but the buzz around Disney HQ is that David Yates, the director of the past four Harry Potter movies, may be a new candidate to direct the movie.

While Burton may be gone, Angelina Jolie remains attached to play the green villainess.

- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sources tell the L.A. Times that Angelina Jolie has expressed interest in playing Maleficent. No deal has fallen into place yet.

- The Los Angeles Times. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Disney is hoping to recapture the same box office success it's currently enjoying with its Alice in Wonderland movie by hiring the screenwriter of that film to conjure the script for Maleficent, a live-action spin on the evil sorceress seen in the studio's animated classic Sleeping Beauty. Linda Woolverton is penning the story, said to retell the Sleeping Beauty tale from the point-of-view of the bewitching witch. Tim Burton is said to be interested in possibly making the movie but hasn't committed to it. [Full story]

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ain't It Cool News is the first to break the story that Tim Burton is developing a live-action retelling of the story of Sleeping Beauty but this time told from the perspective of its villainess, Maleficent.

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