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Sleeping Beauty villainess Maleficent getting her own movie
Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Confirming a scoop that was first published on Ain't It Cool News earlier this year, The Hollywood Reporter says that the director and screenwriter of Disney's recent Alice in Wonderland may make a movie that centers on the evil sorceress from the company's classic animated film Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent.
Linda Woolverton has been hired and is writing the script; the uncertainty is with Tim Burton. He hasn't committed to what his next film project will be. Possibilities include a feature length version of his short film Frankenweenie or movie versions of Dark Shadows or The Addams Family.
It's unclear whether the Maleficent project would be a prequel to the events seen in Sleeping Beauty or a sequel like Alice in Wonderland. At the conclusion of the 1959 Sleeping Beauty it appeared that Maleficient was defeated after she changed her form to that of a black and purple dragon.