It’s reported that Angelina starts shooting Maleficent 2 on April 16 in London, England.
The shooting for Angelina Jolie starrer ‘Maleficent 2‘ will begin from April 16 in London.
The 42-year-old actress will be playing the lead role in this dark fantasy film to be directed by Joachim Ronning.
Patrick Tatopoulous will be serving as the production designer. The shooting of the film is expected to complete within four months.
Back in 2014, ‘Maleficent’ touched the hearts of the audiences with the story of a kind-hearted fairy, who was deceived by the love of her life.
The movie earned over USD 750 million at the Box Office.
Some news on Maleficent 2! The filming starts in April 16th in London, UK and we’re so excited about this project!
Maleficent 2 has set an April filming start date, with Angelina Jolie returning as the movie’s namesake. It was previously reported that the Maleficent sequel could begin production by the first quarter of the new year, so the project appears to be moving along as expected.
It wasn’t previously clear when (and, to a degree, if) Jolie would be reprising her role as the Disney ex-villain Maleficent on the big screen. Jolie reportedly spent a significant chunk of last year debating whether or not to work on the Dark Universe’s Bride of Frankenstein reboot before or after returning for Maleficent 2. However, following the troubled production and lukewarm reception of Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, the Dark Universe has seemingly fallen apart and Jolie is now free to start filming the Maleficent sequel in London in a few months.
Omega Underground is reporting that Maleficent 2 has already entered pre-production and is scheduled to start filming April 16th. Production will take place in London, with Marco Polo and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales co-director Joachim Rønning at the helm. Patrick Tatopoulous (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) has been added to the crew as production designer. The project is expected to complete principal photography in about four months, around the time that August rolls around.
This was just released and is just a fun fact that Angelina auditioned for the 90s classic The Craft which is about a group of teenage witches. Happens to be one of my childhood favorites and would had been so fun if Angelina had starred in it 🙂
Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon all auditioned for which cult 1996 horror about teenage witches?
It was while they were still young and practicing their, ahem, craft…
With hindsight Jolie, especially, seems like she would have been perfect for the movie. But this was 1996, so it still two years until she would unleash the full range of her ability to play extremely troubled characters in Gia and Playing By Heart during her breakthrough year of 1998.
However, she was pipped to the post at the time by another rising star, Neve Campbell who was riding high in Party of Five.
We still wish we had seen Jolie as a furious, vengeful teenage witch, though.
If you have been an Angelina for a couple of years you know that Angelina has been both rumored to star and to direct the movie Cleopatra. Now there is rumors that Denis Villeneuve will direct it and we don’t know if Angelina will be part of the project at all – lets just hope so! We know Angie has been interested in it for a long time and I think she would be perfect for the part.
In 2014 she mentioned the project last:
“She’s complicated, it’s complicated to get this one right. I think we’re getting there. It’s getting close. I imagine the preparation for it is going to be big. It’s one of those that you think maybe that’s the one you put everything into and that’s where you end it, that’s where you finish – in a great way. What could you do beyond that one?”
Deadline posted about this:
The first social media reviews around the world on Blade Runner 2049 are calling the film a sci-fi masterpiece. Now, its director Denis Villeneuve is in discussions for one of Sony Pictures’ highest profile pictures. Deadline hears that Villeneuve will re-develop to direct Cleopatra, the epic female empowerment story of one of history’s most complex heroines. Based on the bestselling Stacy Schiff biography that is being produced by Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal, Cleopatra has seen the biggest filmmaker names circle this one including James Cameron, Paul Greengrass and David Fincher. Now, it’s Villeneuve who has sparked to the challenge and in a week he might be the hottest guy out there.
That filmmaker has quickly catapulted to the top of the A-list after directing Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival and then taking the Blade Runner baton from Ridley Scott. He has also been one of the three director names on the short list to direct the next James Bond film, along with ’71 and White Boy Rick director Yann Demange and David Mackenzie, the Hell or High Water director now filming Outlaw King, the story of rebellious Scottish king Robert the Bruce, for Netflix. Villenueve is also developing a new version of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune for Legendary Entertainment. The expectation is 007 isn’t in the cards, and that he can work on Cleopatra while directing Dune.
Sony has a script that David Scarpa, Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland have all worked on. Angelina Jolie has long been eyed to play the Egyptian queen, but it is unclear whether that still will happen. Sony’s David Beaubaire is overseeing for the studio.
By the Sea was the second movie that Angelina and Brad Pitt did together and the third movie Angelina directed. It was filmed in 2014 when Angelina and Brad was recently married and they both spent their honeymoon and filmed the movie in Malta.
The movie got mixed reviews but I enjoyed it and thought it was a really pretty and interesting movie. Angelina did good on writing the script and it was set during my favorite time in history, the 60s and 70s. So it was a real pleasure to see Angie styled in what was fashionable back then!
Read more about the film here, watch trailer here and view photos in the gallery!