Cymbeline Trailer Combines The Bard With Bikers And Bullets

Posted by Simon on September 03, 2014
Posters, Trailers


Shakespeare is the best writer who ever lived. His words carry such beauty, brutality, humour and psychosis that we’ve seen a number attempts to update the context of his stories, with varying degrees of success. Here’s a trailer for new version of the lesser-known Cymbeline from director Michael Almereyda, who you may remember from his version of Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke in 2000. Take a look.


It’s quite a cast, with the likes of Ethan Hawke (again), Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo and Anton Yelchin lending good weight to the film’s narrative. Let’s hope that the story is a good fit for the vicious contemporary setting. 

Also, it would be great if this went on general release instead being buried for a one-week run at a single theatre. Regardless of whether it is a success, it’s important that as many people as introduced to Shakespeare as possible.


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