Disney has just released the first image of Angelina Jolie from the upcoming fantasy film, Maleficent. Directed by former production designer Robert Stromberg (AvatarAlice in Wonderland) and written by Linda Woolverton, this movie will focus on the company's titular villainess. 

After coming to prominence in 1959's Sleeping Beauty, this movie will explore the life of the popular villain before she ever put a curse on Princess Aurora. Along with Jolie, the movie also stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Miranda Richardson, and Juno Temple.

Maleficent will hit theaters on March 14, 2013.

[via Coming Soon