Disney debuted a new teaser for their live action villain film “Maleficent” during the Grammy Awards last night and it looks to be one hell of a bleak fairytale. Angelina Jolie plays the titular character in this second-look at the “Sleeping Beauty” story through the eyes of Disney’s most evil villain. The trailer shows off an exciting visual style that blends realistic, contemporary CGI effects with classic Disney lighting.
Master visual effects artist Robert Stromberg (“Life of Pi,” “The Hunger Games,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”) marks his directorial debut and casts Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Brenton Thwaites, and Peter Capaldi alongside Jolie for her first live action role since “The Tourist” in 2010. “Maleficent” carries big hype as a new direction for Disney into a fantasy world of darkness that has the adults as excited as the kids to see the film when it opens on May 30, 2014.