Helen Mirren, Russell Brand and Chris Cooper in The Tempest trailer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Director Julie Taymor is definitely one of those directors that you could call “visionary” and actually be appropriate. That doesn’t necessarily mean she makes great films, it just means she makes very original films. In fact, aside from her more mainstream ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, I haven’t been that fond of he movies, but I’ve always respected them. She goes back to Shakespeare with her latest film, THE TEMPEST. As you probably know,’The Tempest’ was Shakespeare’s final play and critics and literary experts have been debating its merits ever since. From the looks of the trailer, Taymor is definitely giving it an original spin and even if the movie doesn’t thrill you, it should provide enough eye candy to keep you entertained.
The film stars Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Chris Cooper, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Ben Whishaw and Felicity Jones. The psychedelic romp hits theaters on December 10th. Watch the trailer here.