Fairy Tales are all the rage these days, and it seems like Hollywood finally realized that these very old tales are built on the fact that they can be told in different ways. Recently we saw two different takes on Snow White, each that stretched the concept of the character to new places, both of which were fun in their own right.
Disney is the brand name when it comes to modern storytelling, but even they have gotten into the re-telling game, most notably the excellent TV show Once Upon a Time and the upcoming film Maleficent. The latter started shooting recently, and Disney decided it was time to show off their lead in costume.
Maleficent, for those not still familiar with their fairy tale mythos, is the villain from Sleeping Beauty who has the rather awesome ability to turn into a dragon. This upcoming film swaps the traditional perspective of the Sleeping Beauty tale and lets us see things from the evil side of the story.
Angelina Jolie plays Maleficent and if you didn’t think she was perfect for the role on paper, this new picture has to cement it for you. Jolie has a chance to really dig deep into the role and deliver something akin to what Charlize Theron did in Snow White and the Huntsman, a pitch perfect, bug-nutter crazy bitch with a cold, calculating evil streak. AKA, Cinema gold!
Check out the full image after the jump.
Not a lot of detail in the image other than Jolie looking perfect, and the costume department not afraid of giant horns.