Watch: Trippy Official Trailer for Julia Taymor's 'The Tempest'
Are you ready for another twisted Julie Taymor take on Shakespeare? Disney has debuted the official trailer in blazing high def (via Apple) for Julie Taymor's The Tempest starring Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Ben Whishaw, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Djimon Hounsou and many others. Taymor's movies always look so vivid and epic and extremely wild. I really want to see this because I love seeing Shakespeare's dialogue thrown around in such visually imaginative concepts, I just hope it's actually entertaining. There's so much weird stuff in this trailer, you just need to see it for yourself. Fire it up below!
Watch the official trailer for Julie Taymor's The Tempest:
You can also watch The Tempest official trailer in High Definition on Apple
The Tempest is written & directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Julie Taymor, of the visually unique films Titus, Frida and Across the Universe previously. In this take on The Tempest, the gender of Prospero has been switched to Prospera (Mirren). She is usurped by her brother and sent off with her four-year daughter on a ship. She ends up on an island; it's a tabula rasa: no society, so the mother becomes the father figure to Miranda. This leads to a struggle of power and balance between Caliban and Prospera; a struggle not about brawn, but about intellect. Disney/Miramax is bringing The Tempest to theaters starting December 10th.