The first international trailer for Macbeth has been released, with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the lead roles. Shakespeare’s Scottish play is one of magic, horror, and brutality, and this first trailer seems to understand the nature of the story.
Here is the Macbeth trailer:
Macbeth had its debut at Cannes last month, as well as the release of two film clips. It was met with generally positive reviews. Some complained that the dialogue was difficult to hear, and from this trailer I can see how that might be a problem. Regardless, director Justin Kurzel seems to have gone all in with his adaptation.
Aside from Fassbender and Cotillard in the lead roles as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (which I can’t wait to see Cotillard tackle), the adaptation also stars David Thewlis, Paddy Considine, Sean Harris, and Elizabeth Debicki. One thing I didn’t see ,except maybe a brief glimpse, were the witches that frame Shakespeare’s story. I’m sure they are prevalent in the film, but it was surprising to not see much of them in the trailer.
Macbeth will be released in the UK in October. No domestic release date has been scheduled yet.