Aside from the absolutely perfect casting, what we’re loving here is how positively medieval Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth” looks. Sure, going dark and gritty is a trend these days, but for the 11th century setting, the lack of gold and glitz as Macbeth is first crowned in the above clip suits the time period.
In the second clip below, some interesting stylistic choices have been made on the battlefield. This is no “Braveheart.”
“Macbeth” doesn’t have a U.S. release date just yet, but knowing distributor Harvey Weinstein, the film will probably hit around awards season, starting off a massive campaign for his two leads.