Set in the 11th century, the film tells the story of an ill Macbeth who receives a prophecy from the three witches that he will be the king of Scotland one day. With his power-hungry wife's manipulation, Macbeth goes to horrible extends for the title.
'Macbeth' stars Oscar nominee actors: Michael Fassbender as Lord Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. From this short two minute clip, it is safe to say that they will give an exhilarating performance that will hook the eyes of the Academy. Perhaps, Fassbender will finally get the Oscar that he deserves.
This is definitely one of Shakespeare's darkest plays and is very hard to pull off. Great directors such as Roman Polanski and Orson Welles have taken on this project in the past. It is now Justin Kurzel's turn, who hasn't done a project as big as this. The film debuted in the Cannes film festival earlier this year and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. The comments generally praised the director and the set designs.
Overall, this trailer looks very promising and some of the shots look very beautiful. Have you seen the previous takes on this story? Do you think this movie will sweep the Academy Awards? Tell us in the comments!