Whenever classic tales are talked about, the story of Macbeth is always mentioned in the conversation. Classic and educational enough to be taught in schools across the world while growing up, Macbeth hasn’t had as many tellings as a Frankenstein, but it’s had its fair share.
This year will see a new and modern telling of this classic story. It seems like its been in the works for a while now, but it finally looks to heading our way. It currently doesn’t have a theatrical release, but it’s premiering at Cannes Film Festival, so it’s expected to have a release date for some time later this year.
I’m sure most or all of you know of the classic story. If not, here’s a synopsis of the tale, followed by the newly released images:
Macbeth, a duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
The images are pretty interesting, especially the ones showing the two leads in a royal setting. Unlike many of these movies, nothing is to shiny or pristine as they usually look. It looks to be a more grounded and real take on this historical story, one I’m really excited to see. Fassbender and Cotillard are two names that grab your attention instantly, but I may be looking forward to the modern-ish take even more. Everything must’ve worked for the best as both Fassbender and Cotillard are reteaming along with director Justin Kurzel for Fassbender’s long time running Assassin’s Creed project. Now I just want to hear of a freaking official release date!
Macbeth will open some time in 2015. Directed by Justin Kurzel starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor, Paddy Considine, and David Thewlis.