I haven't been this excited for a movie since Alice in Wonderland came out 4 years ago.
For those who are unfamiliar, Maleficent will tell the tale of the original sleeping beauty, from the prospective of the villainess. It's said we'll learn the "true" story and reasons of the events that unfold, and how it turned maleficent's "pure heart to stone".
What I am so excited about for this movie, is that who is the defined protagonist, and antagonist, will not be entirely clear. Each side will have aspects of both, and I love that in stories. The main character is regarded as one of the most intriguing characters Disney has ever created. While sleeping beauty never struck me as all that interesting of a movie as a child, I have to agree the back story behind maleficent is one of the deeper ones. Now that they are developing it, and I have looked into it more, it seems to be very true.
Angelina Jolie is playing Maleficent. I was unsure of this casting, but after seeing the posters, and trailers, she could not be more perfect for this part. She is capturing the character so well. This stands to be one of my most beloved characters of all time as well. I am fascinated by powerful, and evil women. There is just something about me that completely enchants me, and has since I was little.
It's been written by Linda Woolverton, who has written the script for several disney movies, including the most recent alice in wonderland (one of my all time favorites). If the script will be as any good as that, this will be truly incredible.
See for yourself, this is going to be absolutely amazing.