Linda Woolverton, who scripted Alice in Wonderland, is attached to write Disney’s planned Maleficent, as reports Heat Vision. As the evil queen in 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty, the character of Maleficent is arguably the most intense of all Disney antagonists and the House of Mouse clearly recognises this by producing a live-action film, told from her point of view.
This could potentially reunite Woolverton with Alice director Tim Burton, whose name has been linked to the project for a couple of months, though no official confirmation of his involvement is yet known.
Although a thinly-veiled, live-action version of Maleficent was seen in 2007′s Enchanted, teaming Woolverton and Burton together again promises a quirkier and edgier take.
Would you want to see Tim Burton direct Maleficent? Who would you cast as the titular character?
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