Stand back, you fools!
If there's ever been a poster that's conveyed such a sentiment, its Disney's first one-sheet for "Maleficent," the highly anticipated live-action riff on "Sleeping Beauty," starring Angelina Jolie as the titular villainess (a close second: every Jason Statham movie poster).
Jolie's bewitching blue-green eyes (is she part Na'vi?) are in full pierce-mode, her bright lips could shame the reddest rose, and whoa! Check out the sweet headgear on queenie:
This isn't the first peek we've gotten at Jolie's stylish sorceress — a very similar first still of her circulated way back in June 2012, and the actress appeared at Disney's D23 exhibition in August to unveil the first footage from the film.
But it's sure to be the first of many more promotional materials Disney rolls out in the march toward its May release, continuing with the film's trailer premiere tomorrow morning.
"Maleficient," like the Broadway hit "Wicked," brings to the forefront the backstory of a legendary and possibly misunderstood rogue and is presented through her perspective. Elle Fanning and newcomer Brenton Thwaites co-star as Princess Aurora and Price Phillip, respectively, with the cast rounded out by Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Miranda Richardson, and Imelda Staunton.
The film marks Jolie's second go at playing a baddie, after getting animated as the shape-shifting Grendel's Mother in Robert Zemeckis's stop-motion-capture adventure "Beowulf," a PG-13 film the actress said she wouldn't be taking her own children to see (presumably because they'd then be terrified of their own mother).
Will she let them watch "Maleficent"? We'll see next summer.
"Maleficent" opens May, 30, 2014, but the first trailer hits the web tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT, and you can watch it right here on Yahoo Movies.
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