With Snow White blazing at the box office, another classic fairy tale heads into production, with Angelina Jolie playing the wicked Maleficent, and the film studio has released the first look at the wicked character.
Not unlike Evil Queen Charlize Theron battling Kristen Stewart's Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman, in the upcoming fantasy tale Maleficent, Jolie plays a horned sorceress who will try to eliminate Sleeping Beauty, Princess Aurora, being played by Elle Fanning (Super 8).
Based on the 1959 animated Disney film Sleeping Beauty, the story reveals what made her heart harden and curse the baby Aurora.
The cast also includes Miranda Richardson (The Young Victoria), Juno Temple (The Three Musketeers) and Sharlto Copley (District 9). Oscar-winning Rick Baker (Planet of the Apes, Men in Black) handles makeup.
Visual effects master Richard Stromberg will make his directorial debut.
Maleficent in 3D will be released in the US on March 14, 2014.