We ran the very first images from Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth over a year ago, but now that the Shakespeare adaptation is gearing up for a Cannes premiere, we’ve got three more to share. Plus, in addition to those images, Empire also has some new information on Kurzel’s take on the material via the film’s official synopsis:
“[It’s] a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war-torn medieval Scotland”.
The outlet also pulled this bit from the press notes regarding Kurzel’s thoughts on the 11th century setting:
“It reminded me a lot of a Western, and of a landscape and atmosphere that felt much more dangerous than I’d ever seen before from adaptations of Macbeth”.
Michael Fassbender leads the film as Macbeth, a general in King Duncan’s army who comes across three women who prophesy that he’ll go on to become King of Scotland. Marion Cotillard steps in as Lady Macbeth, his ambitious and ruthless wife. You can check out the new Macbeth images featuring both characters below. The film also stars Sean Harris as Macduff, Paddy Considine as Banquo and David Thewlis as Duncan. Macbeth is scheduled to hit theaters in the UK in October, but The Weinstein Company has yet to announce when Macbeth will debut in the US.