Maleficent is back in the sequel to the first hit in 2014 that featured Angelina Jolie as the evil villain from the cult classic, “Sleeping Beauty”. The sequel will be a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after the first “Maleficent,” where audiences will learn the events that hardened Disney’s most notable villain’s heart and made her want to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film will explore the complicated relationship between the evil fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries.
The film is directed by Joachim Rønning. The story is written by Linda Woolverton, with a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster. The film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, with Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira as executive producers.