Linda Woolverton Will Write Disney’s ‘Maleficent’

The screenwriter might be re-teaming with Tim Burton on this film.

Linda Woolverton signs on as screenwriter for the live action Maleficent
Linda Woolverton signs on as screenwriter for the live action Maleficent
Heat Vision is reporting that Disney and screenwriter Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland) are coming together again to bring Maleficent to the big screen. This will be a live-action look at the evil queen from 1959's Sleeping Beauty.

This project could also reunite Woolverton with Tim Burton as he's currently looking at it for his next project. The director got interested in the character this past summer when he was finishing up Alice in Wonderland.

At present there is no deal with Burton, but with Woolverton being hired the project is at least moving forward.

Sleeping Beauty shows Maleficent as "a tall green-skinned woman with horns who can morph into several forms, including a terrifying black and purple dragon." This character has shown up in a lot of Disney books and TV shows and is also a popular Halloween costume.

Maleficent will apparently tell the classic fairy tale from the "Mistress of All Evil's" point of view.

Maleficent was released May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites. The film is directed by Robert Stromberg.

Sources: Heat Vision

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Comments (8)

  1. ParkWilliams

    I love this idea. Burton does well with dark, twisted characters and I'm sure if he directs this movie will be worth seeing.

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  2. ed_wood

    Such a good idea, I hope it works out.

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  3. Josh

    I'm excited for this project. Maleficent is my favorite Disney villain of all time.

    5 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. Moviedude21

    Interesting. I can see Mr. Burton directing this.

    5 years agoby @moviedude21Flag

  5. XxxHolic

    ...Will see how this pans out! Can't wait though.

    5 years agoby @xxxholicFlag

  6. Dsb666

    its a wait and see thing with this one.

    5 years agoby @dsb666Flag

  7. The_Billmyster

    Hmmmmmmm id rather see it animated.....

    5 years agoby @the-billmysterFlag

  8. Err

    i'll reserve judgment.

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

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