On Jan. 26, 2014, a new 90-second trailer for Walt Disney Pictures' “Maleficent,” premiered during the CBS telecast of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Angelina Jolie stars in"Maleficent" as the title character, an evil witch.
The 90-second trailer features a new Lana Del Rey rendition of "Once Upon a Dream," a song that was originally from Disney’s classic animated film “Sleeping Beauty.” Del Rey's version of "Once Upon a Dream" plays over the end credits of "Maleficent" and is free for a limited time, only on Google Play, Google’s online store offering digital music, movies, books, games and more. The song was made available as a free download on Jan. 26, 2014, and will be available exclusively on Google Play through Feb. 3, 2014.
"Maleficent" is scheduled for release in the U.S. and Canada on May 30, 2014. Release dates in other countries may vary.
On Nov. 13, 2013, the first "Maleficent" trailer premiered. The trailer was the first footage that the public at large has seen from "Maleficent," other than what was shown at Disney's fan convention D23 on Aug. 10, 2013. at At D23, Jolie introduced a clip from "Maleficent" that showed Maleficent casting a spell on Sleeping Beauty.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jolie made these remarks at D23: "Since I was a little girl, Maleficent was always my favorite. I was terrified of her, but I was always drawn to her ... It feels very special to be a part of this family."
Maleficent is Jolie's first live-action movie as an actress since 2010's "The Tourist." Since then, she had a voice role in the 2011 animated flick "Kung Fu Panda 2," and she directed the 2011 war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey." (Jolie did not appear in "In the Land of Blood and Honey.")
Here is Disney's official description of "Maleficent":
From Disney comes “Maleficent” — the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith, Palak Patel and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay.