A new trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation Maleficent is now available online. Angelina Jolie stars in the title role in this new look at an old nemesis from the Sleeping Beauty classic. Director Robert Stromberg’s film goes back to Maleficent’s roots as a fierce protector of the land against an invading army, before a betrayal turns her heart to stone. It’s certainly an interesting take on a classic villain, but time will tell how audiences react to this new wrinkle in the tale.
The film also stars Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. Maleficent opens in theaters on May 30, 2014. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
Here’s the new trailer for Maleficent:
Here’s the official synopsis for Maleficent:
From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the 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.