Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent” Poster: Shot By Fashion’s Mert & Marcus!

Posted Friday May 30, 2014 12:19 PM GMT

She looks magnificent in the promotional images for “Maleficent,” and it turns out Angelina Jolie got a little boost from legendary fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

The legendary lensmen told WWD, “We wanted to try something more bold and graphic, sort of unlike the usual movie posters.”

“It was important to us that [Jolie] didn’t come across as [an] ‘evil queen,’ and that she had a lot of emotion and depth to her character- all the complexities women have.”

Mert and Marcus added, “She is partly human, partly fairy, part creature. We wanted to respect the original Fifties [Maleficent] animation, but make [the character] edgy.” And in the end they came up with “a fusion of Angelina and Maleficent.”