The Tempest Trailer

October 5, 2010 By:
The Tempest Trailer

The trailer for The Tempest was just released starring Helen Mirren and Russell Brand. The Arthur remake was directed by Shakespeare-lover Julie Taymor.

In Julie Taymor's version of 'The Tempest,' the gender of Prospero has been switched to Prospera.

Going back to the 16th or 17th century, women practicing the magical arts of alchemy were often convicted of witchcraft.

In Taymor's version, Prospera is usurped by her brother and sent off with her four-year daughter on a ship

The movie is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 10, 2010. In the meanwhile, you can check out the trailer after the jump!