Is quirky director Tim Burton ready to awaken Sleeping Beauty?

Burton’s new version of Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway, opens in theaters later this year, and the filmmaker is already planning his next cinema spectacular — Sleeping Beauty. The lensman is in talks to bring Disney’s 1959 animated classic back to life as a live-action picture, according to

Burton hopes to tell the classic story through the eyes of Maleficent, the self-proclaimed “Mistress of Evil” in the Disney adaptation, which centers on Princess Aurora.

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