Last week, Deadline reported that MALEFICENT is in progress for another big-screen return. Linda Woolverton who penned the first film is on-board to write again. Angelina Jolie is not officially on-board yet but it seems unlikely that the franchise would continue without her reprising the role of the dark fairy. Jolie was also an executive producer for the original project.
This would not be unfamiliar territory for Disney, Tim Burton’s 2010 live-action reboot of ALICE IN WONDERLAND is getting its own sequel next year with THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. The popularity of the such projects has prompted the studio to green-light several more animated-to-live-action projects including The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo, Mulan, and more.
It’s a decidely animated future for Disney! Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!