Sunday, June 07, 2015

Sound and fury

William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Macbeth, returns to the big screen this September in a new film adaptation directed by Justin Kurzel, and starring Michael Fassbender as Macbeth, and Marion Cottilard as Lady Macbeth. The trailer looks promising. It should compare favourably with Roman Polanski's compelling 1971 adaptation.

Fassbender and Cottilard will next be seen in the forthcoming movie adaptation of Ubisoft's blockbuster Assassin's Creed game series, also to be directed by Kurzel. If this film does well enough to warrant sequels, presumably each installment will be a lazy retread of the previous one, with a few minor tweaks.

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