Angelina Jolie has taken a break from the gun-toting, badass temptresses she's used to playing, to become Disney's greatest villain, Maleficent, and the new trailer shows exactly how scary she can be.

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
Angelina Jolie in her super-scary Maleficent costume

The Hollywood superstar hasn't appeared onscreen in a movie since 2011's The Tourist, but she's making sure she returns to cinema with something a bit different - and what could be more uncharacteristic of Ang than a good old-fashioned Disney baddie?

The new trailer for the 'Sleeping Beauty' reboot Maleficent shows the actress clad in floor-sweeping robes and a leather horned head-piece and bearing razor edge cheekbones and pointed ears as she displays her deceptive nature by trying to get close to Princess Aurora (played by Elle Fanning), who seems fascinated by her in spite of the danger that lies ahead.

Watch the new trailer for 'Maleficent' here:

The new trailer also features clips from the original 1959 movie intertwined with their live action/ CGI counterparts. Of the re-created scenes featured in the trailer we see the curse-breaking kiss, the fairies' visit to the castle at Aurora's birth, Maleficent casting her curse, the thorny blockade and the deadly spindle.

This film is entitled 'Maleficent', however, not 'Sleeping Beauty', so there's probably a lot more to expect from it than simply a 21st century re-make. This movie, directed by double Oscar winning visual effects designer Robert Stromberg, delves deeper into the world of the evil fairy to discover just what has made her so bitter about the kingdom in which she lives.

Watch the previous teaser trailer for 'Maleficent' here

'Maleficent' is scheduled to hit cinemas on May 30th 2014.