Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and director Justin Kurzel discuss the method and direction behind their new Macbeth adaptation in this interview special from Film 4. Along with brief interviews the five-minute special also shows behind-the-scenes glimpses, displaying some of the majestic sets and scenery of the film.
Here is the interview special:
Shakespeare’s work is always open for interpretation, and the trio appear to have a firm grasp on how they want to tell the story of the Scottish king, corrupted by violence and, as Fassbender says here, suffering from PTSD. The super slo-mo war footage also fascinates me.
Here is the official synopsis, for anyone unfamiliar with the original work:
Set in the 11th century and using Shakespeare’s original dialogue, the film follows General Macbeth (Michael Fassbender), whose ambitious wife (Marion Cotillard) urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king.
Macbeth will begin with the limited release rollout schedule this fall, beginning with its UK release December 4.