The poster features Jolie's Maleficent, turning her head in a chilling tilt, with her trademark horns soaring above her head. You can tell that this is just how Disney is going to market it. There are five words on the entire poster: Angelina Jolie, Disney, Maleficent, Summer. This is already poised to be a huge event and the subtlety of the poster is evocative of this.
Based on the footage, it looks like a dark, trippy romp. Directed by first-time filmmaker Robert Stromberg, who was a production designer on "Avatar," "Oz the Great and Powerful," and "Alice in Wonderland," the footage was evocative without explicitly giving anything away. You see glimpses of iconic "Sleeping Beauty" moments, including the fluttering fairies and the cursed sewing needle, plus Jolie unleashing a truly hellish cackle.
"Maleficent," which costars Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, alongside Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton, and Lesley Manville, opens May 30, 2014.