'Tempest' Trailer Turns Shakespeare into Old Video Game Cutscene

October 5, 2010


Having been granted the dubious title of VISIONARY DIRECTOR (so says the trailer), Spider-Man: The Musical's Julie Taymor has decided to celebrate by using all the CGI, facepaint, and gaudy pretentiousness she had left over from Across the Universe and Titus to piece together a new, Helen Mirren-starring interpretation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it could be NBC's most ambitious television event yet! Except that it's unfortunately a real movie, and here's the trailer:

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