William Shakespeare aka The Bard has given English language an official identity and that identity comes from the evergreen plays and prose that were written by him somewhere in between 1500’s and 1600’s. One of his classics included the tortured yet evil Thane turned King of Scotland, Macbeth. He, who misguided by his wife Lady Macbeth’s ambition and greed to become someone powerful, drove him to commit the most heinous of crimes ever imagined. The story of the same evil King of Scotland was adapted by Justin Kurzel with Michael Fassbender in the title role.
According to io9, the “Macbeth” movie’s first teaser trailer just dropped and it is nothing short of brilliant. The movie has Michael Fassbender joining forces with Marion Cotillard who plays the role of Lady Macbeth. According to the actual story Macbeth was met by three witches who spoke about prophecies. One of them was about him being appointed as the new Thane of Cawdor, which gets immediately fulfilled. Another prophecy declares him as the King of Scotland and since the first prophecy gets fulfilled, his beliefs and ambition of becoming a King also increases.
He sends a message to Lady Macbeth who starts to instigate him. It is said that Macbeth blind in greed murdered the King Duncan and since the king’s heirs fled the kingdom fearing for their lives, he was chosen as the de facto king. But later as time passed by he came to know of his brutal end at the hands of Macduff who was another Thane of Fife though a loyal one to the king. In world history he was recorded as one of the first caesarean born children for he was “untimely ripped” from his mother’s womb and totally fit the prophecy that said Macbeth would be killed by the one not born of woman.
In the teaser trailer as well, one of the famous lines, “I am in blood, stepped in so far” has been quoted which just gives the right amount of weightage to the movie and tells audiences how bloody and violent this movie is going to be. The movie opens in October in the UK.
Watch the trailer for “Macbeth” starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard below.
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