As with any work of Shakespeare, you either love Macbeth or had to grind your way through it in high school.
Australian director Justin Kurzel looks to be bringing a “Game of Thrones”-art style to the classic tale with everyone waving swords and talking of assassination and with the general landscape set to a dark muddy hue. What looks to be setting this apart from your average Shakespeare adaptation is the talent behind and in front of the camera. While Kurzel has only a handful of projects under his belt, his most recent feature film, the gritty and savage Snowtown, garnered a good deal of critical acclaim and has caused Kurzel to be named by more than a few critics as a director to watch. Stepping up as the infamous king and queen duo are none other than acting heavy weights Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard; the double billing of those two should drive most film geeks crazy with anticipation. While the film has been getting near-rapturous acclaim after its release at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, there is no set American release date; the film does come out in the UK on October 2nd for those of you who want to watch it in the story’s native land.
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