The new trailer for Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard starrer Shakespearean adaptation “Macbeth” is here, and it is spectacular. Featuring spooky witches, malevolent daggers, and enough sound and fury to satisfy even your inner Michael Bay. Read on for more details.
“All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter”, appoint the three witches to Fassbender’s battle-torn, war-painted Macbeth, in the second trailer for the 2015 adaptation that is starting to look better by the minute.
Also starring a diabolical, manipulative Cotillard as the perfect Lady Macbeth, and a stoical Paddy Considine as Banquo, the trailer has enough action, blood, death and explosions to hearten even hard-core action movie fans in the audience. Add to that the perfect classical pitch that Fassbender and Cotillard bring, the sinister, almost dangerously wild atmosphere of the Scottish moors, and this seems like it is going to be a most spectacular movie indeed.
“Macbeth” is being directed by Justin Kurzel, who recently spoke to Empire about his take on the great tragedy.
“It reminded me a lot of a Western,” Kurzel said, “and of a landscape and atmosphere that felt much more dangerous than I’d ever seen before from adaptations of Macbeth.”
For those who don’t mind two-century-old spoilers, “Macbeth” follows the eponymous Scottish noble-man who is incited to murder his King by three witches and his over ambitious wife. He succumbs, and thus begins the slow destruction of his life and sanity. All this is set in the backdrop of a warring Scotland, with wars, explosions, decapitations and people being cut open “from the nave to the chaps.” Think “Game of Thrones,” with less incest and more speeches.
The Fassbender-Kurzel-Cotillard team is also working on the “Assassin’s Creed” movie together, which is just set to begin filming. Looks like the creative trio are on a roll.
“Macbeth” is out in the UK on Oct. 2, 2015.
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