Movie Trailer: Julie Taymor's The Tempest
Here comes another flashy, star-studded appreciation of The Bard. This adaptation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest is helmed by "visionary director" Julie Taymor, whose previous credits include Frida and Across the Universe. As a filmmaker, Taymor has generated her fair share of detractors, but she's certainly still got some appeal.
I'd consider myself a fan of Titus, her previous Shakespeare adaptation, so this looks pretty good to me, and it's certainly got an interesting cast (Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, and Russell Brand?). I'll be keeping an eye on this one.