Diminutive in size, sporting wings and a human like appearance (while at other times, looking more like a scrunch-faced troll…albeit a good and wise scrunch-faced troll), fairies have traditionally taken on diverse forms throughout their mythology. Whether they’ve been endowed with supernatural and metaphysical powers or the simple ability to temper evil, the one thing that they tend to share in common is an ethereal Mother Lovin’ nature that somehow ensures that what happens in the depths of the forest always seems to work out in the end.
That’s the type of fairy tale diet that most of gobbled up while we were wee little kiddies sitting on our parents’ lap during story time, so it may come as a slight surprise to some happily ever after purists out there that there’s another side to the story…ever heard of the Mistress of all Evil? Oh, sure you have…that is, if you’re a Disney fan and you’ve seen the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty” at least once in your life. Known more familiarly as Maleficent, the dark, shape shifting evil fairy has nothing but bad, bad intentions for the natural world and its inhabitants.
The Disney empire is so intent on creating a live-action version of this gothic tale – focusing specifically on the perspective of the evil fairy godmother herself – that they are currently in talks with famed left-of-center director Tim Burton and Academy Award winning actress Angelina Jolie…plus they’ve already secured the wicked screenwriting skills of Alice in Wonderland tale master, Linda Woolverton. The Los Angeles Times reports that while nothing is yet signed, sealed or delivered, Jolie is definitely “keen on the film and would like to sign on to play the titular villain.” With her blood vial necklace days long behind her, there’s still something inarguably edgy about the octo-mom aspiring actress that could definitely help her pull it all off!