From Disney comes 'Maleficent' an untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. 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 holds the key to peace in the kingdom and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
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Maleficent marks the directorial debut of Robert Stromberg, after serving as a visual effects supervisor on numerous films, including Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and, more significantly, as a production designer of Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, and Oz the Great and Powerful; the first two films earned him consecutive Academy Awards for Best Production Design. Read More