What new spin could possibly be put on “Macbeth,” arguably Shakespeare’s best known play? Well, Michael Fassbender reveals an interesting notion that certainly adds texture and dimension to the oft told tale. “[War] was probably more horrific in Macbeth’s days, when they were killing with bare hands and driving a blade through bodies,” he told the Daily Mail, going on to elaborate about his title role. “He returns, after being away fighting, and sees that his relationship with his wife has broken down. They lost a child and there wasn’t time for them to grieve….[and] the doorway has been opened to darkness and violence.”
That’s a rather fascinating way to approach it, and it’s also informative, suggesting Justin Kurzel‘s movie won’t just be the ‘Fury Road‘ of Bard adaptations. Earlier today, two clips from the movie arrived, giving you a good taste of what’s to come — and yes, it will be intense.
“Macbeth” screens as Cannes tomorrow morning, so stay tuned for our review.