Roland Emmerich and Edward de VereRoland Emmerich, whose name forever will be linked to two of the most popular science fiction films of the late 20th century, 'Stargate' and 'Independence Day,' has set his sights on a more prosaic subject: William Shakespeare.

After destroying the Earth in '2012,' which will open Nov. 13, the famed disaster-movie director is going to destroy "the image of Shakespeare," according to a report at IGN Movies. His next project will be 'Soul of the Age,' a drama that explores the controversial theory that Edward de Vere (pictured), the 17th Earl of Oxford, was the true author of the works of Shakespeare. The film, written by John Orloff ("Band of Brothers"), is scheduled to begin shooting in March.
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