Angelina Jolie really got the ball rolling when she spoke publicly about wanting to play the evil queen in Maleficient. The project had been in development for quite a while. Directed by Robert Stromberg, who’s had effects experience with a number of films, including Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Alice in Wonderland. His experiences with Disney probably helped land him in the hot seat. It’s all about connections, obviously.
At this moment, Elle Fanning, the younger sister of Dakota Fanning, is in talks with the studio with regards to playing the role of Princess Aurora – or, better known as Sleeping Beauty.
I think she’d be a great choice. It’s also interesting that there’s a fairy tale theme emerging with upcoming TV shows and movies… Are we finally past the vampire phase?