9 Most Chilling 'Macbeth' Trailer Moments To Remind You Why Macbeth Is Such A Great Antihero — VIDEO
When it comes to Shakespearean tragedies, few are as chilling and unforgettable as Macbeth. The chance to play the role of the Scottish army general turned King is perhaps the highest honor for an actor, and in the latest adaptation of Macbeth, Michael Fassbender stars as the main character with brute force. The first trailer for Macbeth was released on Tuesday, and it shows Fassbender as a troubled King whose existence is filled with flashes of violence and emotional torment. What's most surprising about the trailer is how delicately Marion Cotillard plays Lady Macbeth, a role that is historically heartless and unscrupulous. However, knowing Cotillard's skill, it means her portrayal of the power-hungry queen may be all the more manipulative — she'll get into brain and his blood, quietly and methodically.
If you've ever taken a high school English class, then you already know how the story goes... but that won't stop you from wanting to see this movie. I'm going just to hear Michael Fassbender utter the line, "Who could refrain, that had a heart to love, and in that heart, courage to make love known?" There's a reason why Shakespeare's work is still being produced all of these centuries later, and why the film industry is buzzing so hard about this new iteration of the Scottish play — it's just that good. Take one glimpse at the trailer and the stunning performances by Fassbender and Cotillard, and you'll be ready to... jump on bard (I'm sorry, I had to).
Take a look at the most chilling moments from Justin Kurzel's gritty take on this classic tale.
1. When We Meet Macbeth Head On
With all of the war whirring around him, he looks dejected and empty. More like MacBAEth though, aimiright!?
2. When We Get Our First Look At The Witches
Double, double, toil and trouble indeed.
3. When There's This Sequence Of Sh*t Going Down
Something wicked this way comes, y'all.
4. When Lady Macbeth Has Her Game Face On
DID HE NOT GO THROUGH WITH MY PLAN!?
5. When Macbeth Assassinates The King
Dang, that's colder than Tyrion Lannister shooting his dad with a crossbow on the toilet.
6. When The Jig Is Up
Just you wait until Macduff figures it all out, Macbeth. JUST YOU WAIT.
7. When Macbeth Has Totally Lost It
I would look like this too if I was being haunted by the ghost of the King I murdered.
8. When We See How Mr. & Mrs. Macbeth Feel About Everything
Anger and fear populate this story like it's their j-o-b.
9. When Macbeth Is Losing The War With His Sanity And His Kingdom
Sorry Macbeth, what's done cannot be undone.
Check out the entire trailer below.
One thing's for sure, this ain't your grandfather's Shakespeare. Hot. Dayum.
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