‘Macbeth’ Trailer: All Hail Michael Fassbender, Thou Shalt Be King Hereafter
Yes, we’re all very excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and The Hateful Eight…and The Revenant), but there’s another film we should all be pumped about that’s hitting theaters this winter: Macbeth. Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and directed by Justin Kurzel (who is also directing the pair in Assassin’s Creed), Macbeth just keeps dropping amazing trailers, promising one of this winter’s most visually stunning and dramatically compelling films.
The official U.S. trailer for Macbeth arrived today, touting Fassbender in the role of the troubled Scottish lord who rises to power in Scotland as king with the help of his insistent wife. Shakespeare’s epic play has been told and re-told on stage and screen, but Kurzel appears to give it new life with powerful filmmaking and even more powerful performances.
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.
“Epic” is certainly a fitting word to describe the cinematography in these trailers. It’ll also give us a bit of a taste of what Kurzel’s Assassin’s Creed adaptation will be like — judging by his skill set and the actors involved, we may finally be approaching the first genuinely good video game movie.
Macbeth also stars Sean Harris, David Thewlis, Elizabeth Debicki, Paddy Considine and Jack Reynor, and hits theaters on December 4.