Maleficent, Disney’s live-action film centering around the villain from Sleeping Beauty, has been draped in mystery since its announcement. Back at Disney’s D23 Expo in August, the film was previewed with star Angelina Jolie in attendance. With the film approximately four months away, the marketing campaign is now fully underway. We have learned that singer Lana Del Rey has recorded a cover of the classic song “Once Upon A Dream” for the upcoming film’s soundtrack. Listen to the ominous cover in the brand new trailer for the film after the break!
Disney chose tonight’s Grammy Awards, one of television’s highest rated entertainment events, to debut the trailer. Not only do we hear the great cover, but we also see more from the film than we have seen before. Based upon this preview, the film does seem to be bigger than we thought, with epic battles and a bigger storyline than we saw from Sleeping Beauty. If anything, the preview demonstrates that Jolie has immersed herself fully into the role of the iconic Disney character.
Watch the trailer featuring the song below:
The “Once Upon A Dream” cover is available for free from the Google Play store for a limited time. Check it out here!
The official synopsis for Maleficent is below:
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
Maleficent hits theaters nationwide on May 30th!