Angelina Jolie is "Maleficent" in new trailer

Angelina Jolie looks marvelously menacing in the first trailer for "Maleficent."

The Oscar winner, 38, stars as the Disney villain in this live-action retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" from her perspective.

Elle Fanning also stars as Princess Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty), alongside Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton and Juno Temple. Three of Jolie and Brad Pitt's children -- Vivienne, Zahara and Pax Jolie-Pitt -- also have small cameos.

The trailer, which arrived online Wednesday, comes on the heels of a new poster also showing Jolie in all of Maleficent's horned, glowing-eyed glory.

Keep an eye out for some scenes that invoke the original 1959 animated film, including a certain spinning wheel.

"Maleficent" opens in theaters on May 30, 2014.

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  • Jessica Derschowitz

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