Things have changed since the 1/19/2010 news on a live-action 'Maleficent' film,
Burton is currently at Warner Bros. reportedly trying to lure Robert Downey Jr. into his live-action 'Pinocchio' film to play Geppetto:
Disney Sets Directors for 'Maleficent,' Mountain Adventure Movie - Hollywood ReporterThe studio has tapped Robert Stromberg, the production designer behind the billion-dollar grossing Avatar and Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, to direct Maleficent, the company’s live-action take on Sleeping Beauty. The project, which tells the fairy tale from the point of view of the evil witch who threatened to kill the princess, is being crafted with Angelina Jolie in mind, although the actress is not officially committed.
Tim Burton was loosely attached to direct Maleficent, written by Linda Woolverton and produced by Joe Roth, but he backed away last May; the studio had been trying to find their prince since.
UTA-repped Stromberg, who has won two Oscars for his work, has shown the studio his capabilities not only on Alice but on also on the studio’s upcoming tentpole, Oz: The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi.