Must Watch: Mesmerizing Teaser Trailer for Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth'

June 4, 2015
Source: YouTube


"This is the very painting of your fear." Whoa. This first teaser trailer for Justin Kurzel's Macbeth looks amazing, which is why it's a must watch. Michael Fassbender stars as Macbeth, Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, in this adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, from the filmmaker who brought us The Snowtown Murders. The film just had a successful premiere at Cannes and is now aiming for release in the fall, at least in the UK. The rest of the cast includes David Thewlis, Elizabeth Debicki, Jack Reynor, Sean Harris & Paddy Considine. This has a very mesmerizing style that pulls you in, shot by DP Adam Arkapaw, and it seems like a very emotional but still gripping take on the story of the King of Scotland.

Here's the first official teaser trailer for Justin Kurzel's Macbeth, from StudioCanal's YouTube:

Macbeth is directed by Justin Kurzel (The Turning, The Snowtown Murders) and written by Todd Louiso (Hello I Must Be Going, Love Liza, The Marc Pease Experience), based on William Shakespeare's classic play of the same name. 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. Kurzel's Macbeth recently premiered as one of the films In-Competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The Weinstein Company will be releasing the film in the US. Kurzel's Macbeth opens in the UK this October, but still doesn't have a US release date yet.

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  • NathanDewey
    Looks stunning. Love the style, strong images, great cast. That last shot of his silhouette after the title is wicked.
  • Alex
    You can never go wrong with a good Shakespeare adaptation. And this one looks amazing.
  • Jon Odishaw
    Assassins creed is in good hands
    • Jordan Odinson
      In terms of directing and cast so far for Assassin's Creed I will agree it is in good hands but am not sure about the writing department yet. On one hand you have two writers working on it credited for New York Minute, Accepted, Tower Heist, Exodus, and Transporter Refueled.
      • Jon Odishaw
        yea that does sound pretty terrible
      • HG2012
        you never know with writers the guy who wrote dawn of the planet of the apes also wrote Live Free and Die Hard and Total Recall reboot simon kinberg who wrote days of future past also wrote XXX:state Of A Union and Jumper sometimes they just need a good team behind them and good collaborators
    • Stergios
      So true. I just can't believe how lucky we are that the very same team is going to be responsible for Assassin's Creed film adaptation.
  • shiboleth
    On the top of everything said here, I must add: M. Fassbinder should've already won the goddamn Oscar
  • Nielsen700
    Not a Shakespeare fan, but I'll check this out.
  • ragethorn
    Is it possible for Fassbender to win an Oscar off a trailer?
  • Xerxexx
  • IamSlave
    I'm all in for any film that has Fassbender in it.
  • Stergios
    This is pure awesomeness. I wish I could watch it immediately. Michael and Marion is a match made in heaven and it's clear why their performances have received almost universal raves since the film debuted at Cannes last month. I hope to God they'll make it to The Oscars.
    • son_et_lumiere
      Oscars? maybe, maybe not, but i do know that when Fassbender says 'O, full of scorpions is my mind' (1:15), he really does look like he's losing his. add him to Cotillard, David Thewlis, Paddy Considine... a 'must watch' for sure.
      • Stergios
        Shakespeare is a tough sell for The Oscars for sure, but at least I hope, really hope that when it comes to Fassbender's and Cotillard's turns, Academy members will recognize them at least through a nomination in Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories respectively. And it's like you said, when Fassbenders says the unforgettable "Scorpions" line, he really does look like he's losing it. He was robbed of an Oscar nomination for Shame and Hunger as well. It seems to me he's more deserving of an Oscar nomination in this than in Steve Jobs, where he looks fantastic as well, judging by the teaser, though I haven't seen neither of the films.
    Absolutely fabulous. Incredible. That is all.
  • liyanc
  • Huck PS
    Fassbender has the right amount of craziness in his eyes in this. I'll check it out. Hopefully this will erase every trace of Gibson's MacBeth. What do you guys think of the decision of doing a verbatim rendition of the play? In some movies they do this but leave out whole chapters so the narrative is easier to follow, like Coriolanus or Romeo + Juliet (guilty pleasure!).
  • Looks bonus. Should be funny to hear their accents
  • Terry Craig
    Hot damn, this looks fantastic! And impressive how much atmosphere they managed to pack into less than 2 minutes... very good trailer. Looking forward to this.
  • Trey
    I wish they didnt do the shakespear dialogue
    • steve
      That's how people actually talked back then so even if they didn't use the exact dialogue, you realize it would still sound exactly the same as it does now, right?
      • Trey
        You can translate it it to a modern dialogue and still keeps its essence. Go watch episodes of Spartacus That Shakespeare dialogue gets annoying....
      • Mark Brackney
        It's also Scottish, too. So, yeah………….




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