The movie has been in talk & production for quite some time now.
The picture is the first official one released for the movie, posted on the Disney Facebook page & Twitter.
Angelina Jolie is DEFINITELY playing Maleficent, and Elle Fanning will be playing Aurora.
I’ve been looking forward to this movie for YEARS! Back in the days when Tim Burton was in talks of being the director. Now Robert Stromberg will be directing; his first time doing so. He’s worked on visual effects in movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Newsies, Cast Away, and 2012; and was production director on Avatar & Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. I’m really, really excited for this!