Disney Announces A “Maleficent” Sequel

Disney has begun work on a sequel to last year’s fantasy blockbuster “Maleficent,” their live-action reinvention of the “Sleeping Beauty” story.

Linda Woolverton, who penned the first film, will write the sequel. Jolie is reportedly being kept in the loop on the film’s development, with the actress being sought to reprise her role.

Joe Roth is back as producer, but it’s uncertain if Robert Stromberg will be back to direct. The first film cost a whopping $180 million but ended up grossing nearly $760 million worldwide.

Source: Deadline