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New trailers drop for Maleficent - Angelina Jolie in wings and horns

New trailers drop for Maleficent – Angelina Jolie in wings and horns

| On 24, Mar 2014

Three new trailers for Disney’s Maleficent hit the Internet this week, giving us a glance of Angelina Jolie swooping about with some big Black Swan style wings and a pretty hectic set of devil horns. 

The trailers offer some context and backstory to the tale of Maleficent, set within the story of Sleeping Beauty.

Adding to the growing number of darker, more adult re-imaginings of classic fairy tales, Maleficent takes a hint from the highly successful Wicked, and tells the story from the bad guy’s perspective.

Angelina Jolie is Maleficent the dark fairy, who’s as seductive as she is scary. I don’t know anyone else who could work a set of horns with a bold red lip like Ange – kudos to her, and her smooth English accent.

Maleficent kicks off before the birth of Aurora the sleeping beauty, back when Ange was rocking a huge set of wings. The film is said to chronicle the battle and consequent betrayal that turned her heart to stone, and sent her on the warpath towards poor Princess Aurora.

The adorable Elle Fanning plays Princess Aurora, although in the early stages, Angelina’s equally cute six-year-old daughter Vivienne takes the part of the doomed princess.

From the trailer it’s clear that Maleficent is a big budget exercise in special effects, and with the added star power from queen of melancholy Lana Del Rey’s cover of ‘Once Upon A Dream’, the film is a sure fire box office hit.

Whether you’re against the re-hashing of old classics, or all for new-age prequels and sequels, you can’t deny the appeal of Maleficent. It’s got a bit of everything – romance, battles, moral dilemmas, and Angelina Jolie morphed with a cow-skull and a raven.

Maleficent is in cinemas May 30, for more updates and trailers, visit the Facebook page.