First Macbeth Trailer Shows Just How Bloody Insane This Version Will Be

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Sure we’ve had some some brief clips, but this is our first proper look at Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Macbeth in action. Gaze upon lavish battle scenes! Rejoice at the age-old tale of vengeance and madness, told anew! Marvel at the myriad levels of Scottish accents! Oh my.


Kurzel’s take on the classic Shakespearian tragedy made its premiere at Cannes last month, and won’t release in the UK until October 2nd (sadly, a US release date has yet to be announced) — but it certainly looks to be an impressive adaptation. It’s appropriately bloody and grim, with some spectacular looking visuals, and with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as Lord and Lady Macbeth it looks like we’re in for a treat from the cast as well.

Also, just to lift the curtain on this for a moment, but is the fact that almost everyone posting this trailer is going “It’s just like Game of Thrones!” making any other English Literature students want to cry a little? Just me? Okay then.

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Dr Emilio Lizardo

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