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.
Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung and Rithy Panh went to an event organized by the Golden Globe, in which the directors of the six feature films nominated in the category “Best Foreign Language Film” spoke about their movies. And below is also a video from the event:
Another huge fan favorite of Angelina’s movies today – Maleficent! A lot of was very happy when Angie came back to be in front of the camera and what a movie! I wish this movie had been released when I was a kid, even though I appreciate it greatly even as an adult. And it’s hard to picture anyone else in the part of Maleficent, it’s like it was made just for her!
View video clips, including loads of great extras and behind the scenes footage in the video archive and captures in the gallery!
Plus when you check the clips you will be able to catch Angelina’s daughter Vivienne’s part as young Aurora as well as Pax’s and Zahara’s cameo appearances 🙂
Both First They Killed My Father and The Breadwinner are nominated and Angelina wil present an award as well! The Golden Globes is on Sunday January 7th! We can’t wait!
Angelina Jolie on her animated Oscar contender ‘The Breadwinner‘: ‘I hope this film does speak to young girls around the world’
From Belle to Rey to Wonder Woman, 2017 was a banner year for female heroes in mainstream Hollywood blockbusters. Sadly, most of the year’s major animated films didn’t exactly follow suit. With the exception of Cars 3‘s Cruz Ramirez, male heroes drove most of the antics in cartoons like The Boss Baby, The Lego Batman Movie, and even Coco. If you’re looking for an animated heroine on par with Diana — minus her Lasso of Truth and bullet-catching bracelets — look no further than The Breadwinner, the latest release from the internationally focused family friendly distributor Gkids and a dark-horse Oscar contender for the Best Animated Feature statue at this year’s Oscars. (The film is already vying for a Golden Globe this weekend.)
Directed by Nora Twomey and produced by Angelina Jolie, The Breadwinner tells the story of a young Afghan girl named Parvana, who defies the restrictive Taliban regime to support her family after her father is imprisoned. It may sound like challenging subject matter, but Jolie believes that Parvana’s heroism will resonate with audiences her age. “I hope this film does speak to young girls around the world, and young boys,” the Oscar-winning actress-turned-director remarks in this new interview clip exclusively premiering on Yahoo Entertainment.
Jolie has witnessed the film’s impact on children first hand, having previewed it for a group of young viewers and taken note of their reactions. “The first time a child is exposed to this kind of life… it moves them to want to value their education and their opportunity. It awakens a sense of that fight for human rights in young people.” Who knows? Maybe The Breadwinner could be the origin story for a new generation of real-life heroes.
The Breadwinner is currently playing in theaters. Watch the trailer below: