That many of Williams Shakespeare’s works are literary classics is no news. While quite a few of them have gotten adapted to the big screen, there is one a lot of filmmakers seem to run away from; Macbeth. Why this is so, I can only speculate, but it seems director, Justin Kurzel did not get the memo, as his take on the classic literary work is set to hit cinemas soon.
Starring Michael Fassbender (X-Mens: Days of Future Past) and Marion Cotillard as Lord Macbeth and Lady Macbeth respectively, the film tells the tale of the ambitious and ill-fated Macbeth as he receives a prophecy from three witches informing him that he will one day be king, and with the encouragement of his power-hungry wife decides to slay King Duncan (David Thewlis) and take the throne for himself. It isn’t long, however, before the gruesome origins of Macbeth’s reign start to take a psychological toll on the new king, and the rest of the witches’ prophecy catches up with him.
The film’s production took place in different locations across England and Scotland and (judging from the trailer) makes use of original lines from Shakespeare’s book.
The trailer looks really good, and if it is any indication, the film looks like it will be really good too. If this is the case, we’ll find out when the movie hits cinemas. The UK release has been set for October 2, 2015, but it is not yet clear when the movie will be released in other countries.
Watch the trailer below.