Disney has been looking at different directors to helm their revisionist version of Sleeping Beauty titled Maleficent. The film will tell the tale from the point of view of the evil witch Maleficent. Angelina Jolie has been attached to play the lead for a while now, and it looked like Tim Burton was going to direct. Now Deadline New York brings news that Disney has hired Robert Stromberg to direct.
This will be Stromberg’s first foray into directing a big budget film, but far from his first experience working on a film of this size. He has worked on visual effect for such films as 2012 and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End among others.
Who do you think will round out the rest of the cast, specifically who would you like to see as Sleeping Beauty. She will have to have quite an onscreen presence to stand up to the star power of Jolie.
SOURCE: Deadline New York