Alice Screenwriter Woolverton to Pen Maleficent


Heat Vision has confirmed a report that said Tim Burton is interested in making a live-action feature based on Maleficent from Disney’s 1959 adaptation of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.

The trade Blog adds that Alice in Wonderland screenwriter Linda Woolverton will write the script for Disney. Maleficent might reunite Woolverton with Burton, but it’s not a done deal as the movie is one of a handful of projects the filmmaker is circling.

The movie would tell the classic fairy tale from the point of view of the self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil.”

Woolverton’s credits also include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.