Is Guillermo del Toro in dragon withdrawal? Well, it has been more than a year since the director dropped out of 'The Hobbit' -- which, for you non-geeks, features the evil dragon Smaug -- and his recent comments in the LA Times hinted that he would consider taking another crack at a fire-breathing creature, this time in Disney's 'Maleficent'

For those unfamiliar, the movie is a retelling of 'Sleeping Beauty' from the side of the green witch. Tim Burton was originally attached to direct but eventually dropped out to pursue other projects. Although del Toro hasn't been asked to take over the project, it sounds like he would strongly consider it if it was offered.

Hit the jump to see what del Toro had to say about the film when speaking with the LA Times recently.