If you were worried that Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) would turn F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece into yet another of his trademark MTV-style anachronistic nightmares, the below trailer—which opens with footage of wild 1920s parties set to the period inappropriate “No Church in the Wild” by Jay-Z and Kanye West—will confirm your worst fears. (But hey, at least no one onscreen seems to be singing along in this one, so that’s a step in the right direction, right?).
Even more frightening: The coda announces that the movie will be in 3D. Few filmmakers on the face of the planet are as gifted as Luhrmann at generating headaches. His fondness for hyperactive editing, loud colours, and aggressive camera movement never ceases to do the trick in 2D. In 3D, he should set Tylenol stocks soaring.
Then again, it’s important to remember that 3D forced Michael Bay—Luhrmann’s long lost twin—to only cut to a new shot every four or five seconds for Transformers 3 (instead of his usual 0.5 seconds), so it may be premature to invest all your money in Tylenol just yet.
The Great Gatsby hits theatres Dec. 25th.