(ClevverMovies) "The Tempest" (based on Shakespeare's play) hits theaters on December 10th, 2010. In her big-screen adaptation of the Bard's mystical thriller, Academy Award-nominated Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe," "Frida," "Titus") explores the story from a different angle:
She creates an original dynamic in the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen").
Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting and masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy, and the supernatural.
Watch the original adapation: "Prospero's Books"
- Touchstone Pictures. Cast: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Ben Wishaw, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, David Strathairn, Reeve Carney.