Disney puts a twist on another classic fairytale in the upcoming film Maleficent, and on Wednesday, its first trailer was released. In the dark retelling of Sleeping Beauty, Angelina Jolie stars as the villainous title character, with Elle Fanning playing the innocent Aurora.
The movie will tell the story from Maleficent’s perspective, explaining what it was that drove her to curse the young girl.
“I know who you are,” Aurora says in the trailer. “You’ve been watching over me my whole life. I know you’re there. Your shadow, it’s been following me ever since I was small. Don’t be afraid.”
From the shadows, Maleficent eerily responds, “I am not afraid,” to which Aurora persuades, “Then come out!”
However, she’s left with a look of terror when Maleficent responds, “Then you will be afraid.”
The film hits theaters on May 30, 2014, but check out the trailer here for a first look:
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