Apple has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming drama The Tempest, which will arrive in theaters nationwide on December 10. Click on the video player below to get your first glimpse at this Julie Taymor-directed Shakespearian adaptation:

In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's mystical thriller The Tempest, Academy Award-nominated Julie Taymor (Across the Universe, Frida) brings an original dynamic to 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, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.