Disney’s fairy tale Maleficent starts shooting today and to mark the occasion they have released a stunning first look at the movie’s title character, the magnificently moody villain as played by Angelina Jolie.
Jolie has described Maleficent as more than the traditional villainess who’ll transform into a dragon and hit “scorch” at the first sniff of a grievance. In short, it’s Maleficent’s journey to the place we found her in Sleeping Beauty. “I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things”, she told EW, “and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn’t mean she can’t have other warmer qualities. You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is.”
Maleficent will hit theaters in 3-D on March 14, 2014.