Thursday, March 25, 2010

Disney makes a "Wicked" move

Having turned the recent Alice In Wonderland live-action movie into a success, Disney is getting the movie's screenwriter Linda Woolverton to do bring another classic Disney animated feature to life. Maleficent will be a live-action film about the origins of the wicked fairy from Sleeping Beauty. In the original version of the story, the character's name was Carabosse, but this proposed movie will probably stick closer to the green-skinned version in the Disney animated productions. This is similar to Gregory Maguire's take on the Wicked Witch of the West that he did in the hit book Wicked and the musical. Both had green skin, and both were considered very "wicked". How closely Maleficent will follow the same path as Wicked remains to be seen.

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