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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

There’s been positive buzz surrounding the new cinematic take on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth that has making the rounds this year. It stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, and is directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown). Aside from the exciting casting of Fassbender and Cotillard in the two iconic lead roles, it’s the gritty aesthetic that Kurzel is going for that has people interested in the project. 

Rather than grandiose theatricality, or something very sophisticated and classic, Kurzel is taking a very naturalistic approach to the material. He’s researched that period in Scotland’s history, and has crafted the film in a way that shows what a brutal time it was and what kind of person Macbeth would’ve had to have been to succeed in that climate. So far, mainstream audiences have only seen a brief teaser but there’s now a full-length teaser trailer.

You can check it out right here:

From the Academy Award® winning producers of The King’s Speech and acclaimed director Justin Kurzel, comes a visceral and visually breath-taking retelling of the classic tale about an ambitious Scottish lord who seizes the throne with the help of his wife. Starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard, MACBETH is an epic cinematic experience.

Macbeth is slated to arrive in UK theaters on October 2, with an inevitable release in the states TBD.

SOURCE: Studio Canal UK

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.