Deadline reports Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Joachim Rønning is in talks to direct the sequel to 2014 hit Maleficent starring Angelina Jole as Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis.
Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow) and Linda Woolverton (The Lion King) are writing the script. Joe Roth will return to once again produce.
Disney is targeting the first quarter of 2018 to begin principal photography on the project which will once again feature Jolie in the starring role of the Disney villainess. The actress and director previously revealed she would be returning for the sequel at the Telluride Film Festival where she debuted her new film First They Killed My Father.
Plot details are still under wraps but the film is expected to begin after the first film which told the story of the evil fairy who cursed the king’s newborn daughter, Princess Aurora after his kingdom threatens her forest, only to discover the Princess is the only one who holds the key to peace and can save the kingdom from its dangerous ruler.
As of now, the Maleficent sequel does not have a release date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Maleficent 2 as we learn it.
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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