After months of positive buzz, the general public finally gets their first peek at The Tempest! The official trailer has debuted on Apple in glorious HD and it does not disappoint. This movie looks like everything we wanted it to be and more. Directed by Julie Taymor, it tackles the Shakespearean play of the same name but adds a twist — a female twist. Check out the trailer…

The Tempest stars Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand (yes, he’s in this too), Chris Cooper, Ben Whishaw, and David Strathairn. The story centers on a sorceress (traditionally a sorcerer) who rules over a magical island and its shipwrecked captives.

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In the original play, the sorcerer was played by a man and the character’s name was Prospero not Prospera as it is in this film. We’re all for shaking it up a bit and Mirren in a dominating force in this part. The film looks like a beautiful spectacle that doesn’t hold off on the drama, just the way we like it. Good fantasy with a great story.

The Tempest hits theaters on December 10th, just in time for Oscar season.

What do you think of the first trailer for The Tempest? Are you interested in seeing the film?