Branagh wants to do 3D Shakespeare

Actor/director fancies dragging the Bard into 21st century

Kenneth Branagh has revealed that he wants to film Shakespeare in 3D.

Branagh has directed and acted in film versions of plays including 'Hamlet', 'Othello', 'As You Like It', 'Much Ado About Nothing' and 'Henry V', but reckons a change of format could be beneficial to the Bard's work.

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Branagh... fancies the Bard in 3D IMAX (Copyright: PA)

“As a filmmaker, I would like to do an IMAX 3D Shakespeare film,” he told Collider. “Instead of going to some strange part of the world and it’s a rainy afternoon and you’re looking for something to do, so you go to the IMAX theater, but you’re always watching the story of wolves or things that I understand to absolutely get jumping up and down about.

“I fancy a 40-minute A Midsummer Night’s Dream in IMAX 3D. I think we could cut that. Otherwise, it’s Secrets of the Door Handle: An IMAX 40-Minute Special, with great sweeping shots through the locks.”

Branagh has recently been confirmed as both the director and the villain in the new reboot of the Jack Ryan series, playing a Russian in a plot which involves the devaluing the US dollar.

He'll be joined by Chris Pine, who is set to take over the role of Ryan, previously played by the likes of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.