Disney has released a batch of new high-resolution Maleficent images from director Robert Strombergâ€™s upcoming fantasy-adventure film.Â The pic tells the story of how the titular Sleeping Beauty villain turned antagonist, as Angelina Jolie plays a woman whose betrayal sets off a drive of revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.Â As we get closer to the picâ€™s release date, more and more visual effects shots are being completed.Â Thus far this looks to be a very VFX-heavy outing, and these new Maleficent images give us a look at some of the CGI creaturesâ€”both big and smallâ€”that populate the fantasy tentpole.
Hit the jump to check out the new Maleficent images.Â The film also starsÂ Elle Fanning,Â Sharlto Copley,Â Sam Riley,Â Imelda Staunton,Â Juno Temple, andÂ Lesley Manville.Â Â MaleficentÂ opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th.
Hereâ€™s the official synopsis for Maleficent:
â€śMaleficentâ€ť explores theÂ untold story of Disneyâ€™s most iconicÂ villain from the classic â€śSleeping Beautyâ€ť and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protectÂ the moors over which she presides,Â Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human kingâ€™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.
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