Disney has released the first clip from Robert Stromberg‘s Maleficent. The film tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the titular villain (Angelina Jolie), and how a betrayal sets off a drive for revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides. Even though this is the first clip, we’ve already seen a good portion of it in the previous marketing materials, so it seems like Disney is still keeping the film closely under (horn) wraps. But the one constant is how much fun Jolie is having with the role, and that comes through loud and clear in this scene.
Hit the jump to check out the Maleficent clip. The film opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 30th, and also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville.
Here’s the official synopsis for Maleficent:
“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.