The first trailer for the new “Macbeth” film adaptation (hitting theaters in December) was released yesterday, and by King Duncan’s kilt, it looks awesome. The new adaptation will feature Micheal Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Prometheus) as the iconic Macbeth with Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) as Lady Macbeth.
To give you a quick plot summary, the story revolves around the character Macbeth, an ambitious Scottish noble, who after receiving a prophecy from three mysterious witches (double, double, toil, and trouble) decides to seek the Scottish throne through clandestine methods. He is encouraged by his equally ambitious wife, Lady Macbeth, all the while spiraling downward into paranoia and madness.
For any Shakespeare fans, this is a must-see. Even you’re not into Shakespeare, don’t worry. You will still enjoy the dark plot and plentiful action. With the beautifully dark cinematography and terrific acting displayed in the trailer, “Macbeth” should be one to remember.
More on “Macbeth” here!
Also, Shakespeare’s work is in the public domain! Read the original play here!