As a fan of literature, it really shouldn’t be as big a surprise as it is that I’m excited for a feature film adaptation of a Shakespearean play. But hot damn, I could never have predicted how stupidly excited I am for a feature film adaptation of a Shakespearean play! The film in question being director Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, which looks freaking intense in this new trailer which shows off even more footage than the first preview we saw earlier in the year.
Led by the incredibly talented duo of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cottilard as the titular lord and lady who sets out to claim the throne of Scotland through any means necessary, Kurzel’s version of Macbeth definitely appears to be living up to the original play’s reputation as one of the Bard’s most dark and grimmest works. And because that by itself is apparently not enticing enough, it also contains enough brutal, heavily stylized slow-mo sword fights to make Zack Snyder jealous. And it all looks awesome!
Check it out below.
Macbeth also stars David Thewlis, Jack Reynor, Sean Harris and Elizabeth Debecki. It is scheduled for released in the UK on 2 October and in the US on December 4th.
And just a reminder in case you forgot, this team of Kurzel, Fassbender and Cotillard are the same trio that will be doing the Assassin’s Creed movie!
Last Updated: September 2, 2015