If you’ve ever seen Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty”, you probably remember just how terrifying–and awesome–Maleficent was. She was the epitome of evil, a woman who was almost part snake who could slither into your subconscious and cast a spell. She had a stone for a heart and set her sights on one thing: to make her enemies pay dearly.
Something about her always fascinated me. I’m not sure if it was the incredibly weird, dark, dramatic headdress she wore, or her yellow eyes, or both. I found her wholly terrifying and yet intriguing at the same time; I guess I’ve always had a thing for the dark side. It began with Darth Vader, what can I say?
At any rate, Maleficent was one of those characters I always wanted to know more about. And, much like Geoffrey Maguire did with “Wicked: The Life And Times Of The Wicked Witch Of The West”, Disney has set out to re-imagine their original story by giving us a biography on the villain. “Maleficent” stars Angelina Jolie in the title role and will be unleashed in March of 2014. And judging by the photo of her in costume that’s been leaked, it’ll be a feast for the eyes if nothing else.
Jolie already had those cheekbones, so the makeup is just icing. But she nails the rest of it, as well, and I dare say she’ll dig up the attitude to go with the aesthetics. The film also stars Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, but the story will focus on the early life of the sorceress rather than the drowsy damsel. What made Maleficent so damned evil? And what’s her thing with spindles?