Although American audiences have to wait another two months for RADiUS-TWC to release Justin Kurzel’s ambitious adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” UK audiences are getting the theatrical version this week, and Film4 is celebrating with the release of a new five-minute featurette with Kurzel and stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
The synopsis for Kurzel’s adaptation reads: “‘Macbeth’ is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn 11th Century Scotland.”
The visually dazzling trailers and posters for the film have touted quite the visceral experience, and the featurette takes viewers behind the scenes of the film’s production and into Kurzel’s vision for his dramatic reinterpretation of the story. Watch the clip above.
“Macbeth” hits U.S. theaters on December 4.