Tim Burton To Take On Sleeping Beauty

The anticipation for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (opening 3/5/10) builds, but the director has already been whisked away by his next idea–Sleeping Beauty. Sort of.

If you’re aching for a sweet tale of Princess Aurora and her dragon-slaying Prince, you’ll have to wait a little longer. Movie blogs are reporting rumors that Burton is toying with the idea of a villain-focused live action film.

The story would revolve around evil-doing infant-curser Maleficent in Burton’s vision.

I’d totally be into some inventive backstory to this fairy tale.

Who could you see ruling the role of Maleficent? My first thought was Meryl Streep, but maybe that’s because I recently watched The Devil Wears Prada.