Here we have a new poster and images from the upcoming Julie Taymor film adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Taymor is the same director that also adapted Shakespeare's Titus, which I really enjoyed, and I'm looking forward to what she has planned for The Tempest. I really like what I am seeing in this poster and production photos. The film stars Helen Mirren, David Strathairn, and Djimon Hounsou.
In Shakespeare's fantastical thriller the magician Prospero orchestrates spirits, monsters, a grief-stricken king, a wise old councillor, two treacherous brothers and a storm at sea into a fantastical conspiracy bringing banishment, sorcery and shipwreck into the lives of two hapless lovers to stir and seal their fate. Here Prospero takes female form as Prospera, giving her journey of vengeance and self-discovery a wholly new resonance. As Prospera breaks her magical staff against an entrancing volcanic landscape at the end of her heroic quest, this poignant story of love and forgiveness translates into a riveting and filmic mystical tale, for our own times.