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#1 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:11 PM

Link to our thread on Sleeping Beauty (1959).

 

Links to threads on Linda Woolverton's other films The Lion King (1994), Arctic Tale (2007) and Alice in Wonderland (2010). We don't seem to have any threads on Beauty and the Beast (1991), Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) or Mulan (1998).

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Will Angelina Jolie wake Sleeping Beauty?
With "Maleficent," the postmodern take on "Sleeping Beauty," gaining momentum at Disney, there's also a star who could be surging with it: Angelina Jolie.
Earlier this week, the news broke that Disney had hired its longtime collaborator Linda Woolverton ("Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King") to work on the screenplay for the live-action take on the 50-year-old hit. (Maleficent is the evil fairy godmother in the Disney film; this story would be told, "Wicked"-like, from her perspective.)
Both Tim Burton and Angelina Jolie had last spring been rumored to join the project, which Disney has been kicking around for a while as a way to mine its library, among other things. Burton's involvement remains unclear as he contemplates several projects. But sources say that, as of the last few weeks, Jolie is keen on the film and would like to sign on to play the titular villain.
Los Angeles Times, March 26


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Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:34 PM

AARGH AARGH AARGH AARGH AARGH AARGH

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:38 PM

:lol:

I thought you might have an opinion on this. :)

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:05 PM

AARGH AARGH AARGH AARGH AARGH AARGH

I'm actually glad somebody beat me to this for a change.

Are there no more babies being born? Are there no kids under the age of six? What's going on in the world? All of the kids' classics are all being perverted now.

I personally blame it all on Hooked.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:51 PM

I personally blame it all on Hooked.



You mean the Russian sci-fi-video-game-conspiracy movie? Me too. Posted Image



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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:48 PM

Tim Burton Won't Direct Disney's 'Maleficent' (Exclusive)
Burton was only loosely attached to the project but his involvement was significant enough that last year the studio hired Burton's Alice in Wonderland collaborator Linda Woolverton, who also wrote Disney’s The Lion King, to pen the script. The project is being developed as a starring vehicle for Jolie.
Disney is not about to put Maleficent into a suspended-animation sleep. The studio is now on the hunt for a new director. One of the names that has surfaced in the early search is David Yates, who helmed the past four Harry Potter movies. . . .
Hollywood Reporter, May 16

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 02:24 AM

The latest director rumoured to be in the running for this film is ... David O. Russell?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:53 PM

Disney Sets Robert Stromberg To Helm ‘Maleficent’
EXCLUSIVE: Disney has tapped Robert Stromberg to make his feature directorial debut on Maleficent, the Linda Woolverton-scripted revisionist take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that is being constructed as a star vehicle for Angelina Jolie to play the villainess. While Stromberg is new to the director’s chair, he is no stranger to dealing with big-ticket spectacle films. He has been production designer on Avatar and Alice In Wonderland, and Disney’s upcoming Oz The Great And Powerful. He also worked on visual effects for such films as 2012, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End and Master And Commander. . . .
Mike Fleming, Deadline.com, January 6

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:32 PM

Elle Fanning as Aurora? Wow. She's growing up so fast.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:43 AM

Sharlto Copley In Talks To Join Angelina Jolie in Disney’s ‘Maleficent’
EXCLUSIVE: Sharlto Copley is in negotiations to play the male lead opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent. He will play King Stefan in the live-action film, which tells the backstory of Sleeping Beauty and why the evil fairy (played by Jolie) cursed Princess Aurora in the first place. . . .
Deadline.com, May 3

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:24 AM

Juno Temple Joins Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' (Exclusive)
Elle Fanning already is on board as Aurora and Sharlto Copley is Stefan, the half-human and half-fairy bastard son of the human king. Also in the cast are Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter), Kenneth Cranham (Made in Dagenham), Sam Riley (Brighton Rock) and Lesley Manville (Another Year).
Temple would join Staunton and Manville as the three pixie fairies in the classic fairy tale who are tasked with taking care of Aurora in the cottage in the woods. Temple will play Thistletwit, who -- like the other pixies, Knotgrass and Flittle -- is neglectful and superficial. . . .
Hollywood Reporter, May 17

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:40 PM

New trailer. I wonder if they're still working on the effects, because the fairies don't look very good so far.

 



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:23 PM

Tchaikovsky as you've never heard him before!

 



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:25 PM

I'll give them this.  None of the other trailers made any impression upon me whatsoever.

 

Since seeing this most recent one early this morning, it's stuck in my head all day.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:26 PM

"Disney is also very worried about the Angelina Jolie movie, Maleficient. Which I hear has everybody on the lot muttering under their breath, ‘Thank God for Frozen.’"



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:18 PM

Honestly, I was wondering about this today.  Living in the L.A. area, I get to see a lot of movie billboards earlier than some of you.  I have to say that the Maleficent ones have not been good.  The one I mainly see is this style....

 

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From a distance, the title does not stand out, and neither does Jolie.  The crow (raven) wings are the dominant feature.  And I'm sure this isn't something that Disney would want to hear, but every time I catch a glimpse of this particular ad, I think it's a Lone Ranger billboard that, for some reason, hasn't been taken down...the-lone-ranger-johnny-depp640.jpg

 

Bad marketing decision, Disney....


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:15 PM

I was doing an Internet survey where they showed me a rough trailer (I won't say anything, so that I won't get sued). When it asked me why I wasn't interested, I opened up Microsoft Word so that I could save what I said. I love participating in surveys where I am as far as it gets from the target audience.

"Well, first of all I'm not too interested in the film itself, given that my feelings about Disney are that their products since Walt's death have missed something (and no, Pixar doesn't count). Second, while I am not opposed to the concept of a derivative work of art that offers an altered perspective on a well-established narrative (just look at Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, or Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea), it's not as if I'm expecting Disney to pull out some brilliant Derrida-esque deconstruction. Hey, I saw The Lion King 1/2."

 



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:56 AM

Saw the trailer in front of the Amazing Spiderman 2.  I thought it was good enough to get me interested in the movie and gives me some hope that they will have made something great.  But then I also have my concerns along with some of the points mentioned in this thread.