Sunday, May 18, 2014

Michael Fassbender Is "Macbeth"

Sneak Peek battle footage from the set of director Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth", written by Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name, starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris, Paddy Considine, Elizabeth Debicki and David Thewlis:

"...after being flattered by 'Three Witches' and his own wife, 'Macbeth' rationalizes that murdering his king and usurping the throne is the right thing to do.

"Ultimately, however, the prophecies of the witches prove misleading, and Macbeth alienates the nobility of Scotland, his wife commits suicide and he is defeated in battle by 'Prince Malcolm'. As the King's armies disintegrate he encounters 'Macduff', a refugee nobleman whose wife and children had earlier been murdered by Macbeth's death squads.

"Upon realizing that he will die if he duels Macduff, Macbeth at first refuses to do so. But when Macduff explains that if Macbeth surrenders he will be subjected to ridicule by his former subjects, Macbeth chooses instead to fight Macduff to the death. Macbeth is slain and Prince Malcolm plans his coronation..."

Principal photography began on February 6, 2014 in Scotland. The Weinstein Company will distribute the film.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Macbeth"...