"I start it in June, and it's a really great script. I'm having a lot of fun. I've already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy," she revealed to the magazine.
The story is told from the viewpoint of the classic Sleeping Beauty character -- who Elle Fanning is rumored to play -- although this time around, she's not necessarily pure evil. "It's not anti-princess, but it's the first time they're looking at this epic woman," Jolie said, adding that her Maleficent isn't a "straight-up villain" in this version.
"Just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn't mean she can't have other [warmer] qualities... [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she's not perfect. She's far from perfect."
Jolie said that her character might not look exactly as she did in the 1959 Disney classic: "We're still figuring out the look. We're experimenting with different things. But the horns are the horns - you can't deny them. You have to have horns."