The Walt Disney Studios released this first image of Angelina Jolie in the title role for the upcoming Maleficent, set to hit screens March 14, 2014.
The film is the directorial debut of two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg, and focuses on theSleeping Beautyvillain and how she got to the point where she curses the baby Aurora.
Note the lack of green skin, but Jolie appears to be wearing contact lenses to go along with the horned headdress.
Production officially began on June 13th. Stromberg is directing from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton. Disney plans to release the film in 3D.