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'Alice' writer to script 'Maleficent'

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Disney’s plans to resurrect Sleeping Beauty‘s wicked villainess for her own feature film is gaining steam. According to The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision blog, Alice in Wonderland‘s screenwriter Linda Woolverton will write Maleficent and director Tim Burton is considering directing. The live-action movie would tell the story of Sleeping Beauty from the evil queen’s point of view.