Maleficent from Sleeping BeautyTim Burton, who started his career as an animator for Disney on canine odd couple flick, The Fox and the Hound, is rumoured to be considering a "quasi live action" version of the classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty from the dark fairy Maleficent's point of view, according to aintitcoolnews.

It's an intriguing prospect and the idea of retelling classic Disney films from a villain's point of view is something we'd like to see (for example, Shere Kahn's take on The Jungle book – irritating boy wanders into territory, attempts to eat him foiled etc). Maleficent from Sleeping BeautyTim Burton, who started his career as an animator for Disney on canine odd couple flick, The Fox and the Hound, is rumoured to be considering a "quasi live action" version of the classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty from the dark fairy Maleficent's point of view, according to aintitcoolnews.

It's an intriguing prospect and the idea of retelling classic Disney films from a villain's point of view is something we'd like to see (for example, Shere Kahn's take on The Jungle book – irritating boy wanders into territory, attempts to eat him foiled etc).

The original Disney version, based on the fairy tale 'La Belle au bois dormant' by Charles Perrault, was released in 1959 and nominated for an Oscar. It has a surprisingly sinister narrative (baby is cursed to die on 16th birthday after fairy is left off christening guest list) and could make for a very dark retelling of a classic. Whether Disney will be keen remains to be seen.

If (and it's a very big if) this project does go ahead, it'll be interesting to see if Tim Burton goes for a demented live action look similar to the soon to be released Alice in Wonderland or continues to experiment with animation and models ala The Corpse Bride. Whatever he does, expect it to be kooky, weird and starring Helena Bonham Carter.

What do you think? Would you like to see Tim Burton continue to tackle remakes and reimagining's or do you prefer when he does something completely original? And while you ponder that, get a load of the infamous Maleficent cackle below.



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