The official trailer for Disney’s highly anticipated live-action film, “Maleficent,” has been released! Disney posted the trailer video online on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and it’s just as magical – yet frightening – as fans had hoped.
“I know who you are,” Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) says as a shadowed Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) stalks through the forest. “You’ve been watching over me my whole life. I know you’re there. Your shadow has been following me ever since I was small.”
“Don’t be afraid,” she begs. But a hidden Maleficent tells the young princess that she’s not afraid.
“Then come out,” Aurora counters.
“Then you’ll be afraid,” Maleficent replies, as Aurora slowly backs up.
Besides getting a better look at Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora and Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, viewers will want to keep their eyes peeled for another famous face – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s youngest daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. The five-year-old, who plays a toddler Princess Aurora, can be seen happily running through a field in the “Maleficent” trailer.
The video also shows key scenes that fans of “Sleeping Beauty” will remember – Princess Aurora getting pricked by the spindle and falling into a deep slumber, and maleficent raising a deadly fortress of thorns. However “Maleficent” is far from the 1959 Disney classic, “Sleeping Beauty.”
“Maleficent” takes a twist on the story, telling it from the side of the iconic black horned witch. Before becoming evil, Maleficent was a “beautiful, pure-hearted young woman,” who had an “idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom.” But one day Maleficent’s tranquil home was turned upside by an army that “threatened the harmony of the land.”
According to the plot synopsis: “Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora hold the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.”
“Maleficent” will be hitting theaters in June 2014 instead of its initial May 30 release date.
Watch the trailer below and let us know your thoughts on the upcoming Disney film.