At first I thought it was a joke -- a film of Shakespeare's The Tempest featuring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren. But after seeing some crazyass CGI fire dogs chasing Brand in the trailer, I realized it was real and pitied everyone involved in it. But perhaps the movie -- directed by Julie Taymor, who also directed "Across the Universe" and "Frida" -- won't be as awful as the trailer makes it seem. I'm going to hope so.