If the tone of the upcoming Maleficent film has been hard to pin down before now, I think this trailer will help you on that front a little bit. This trailer is set to the classic tune from Disney’s original Sleeping Beauty, but there’s a twist. This version of the song by Lana Del Rey is haunting and hollow and turns sinister. In addition, Angelina Jolie effects the most sinisterly creepy smile you’ve ever seen in the first few seconds of the trailer.
I’m starting to get much more interested in this film now. The film opens in theaters on May 30, 2014 staring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, and additionally featuring Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
Here’s the trailer:
And for reference, here’s the original song from Sleeping Beauty, Once Upon a Dream