A new feature film adaptation of William Shakespeare's bloody tragedy MACBETH starring international superstars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard started filming this week and the first look at the stars in action on location is now available to view.
The new take on the Bard's classic story of war, power, murder and guilt is lensed by Justin Kurzel, with a script by Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso, adapted from the original Shakespeare play.
Fassbender stars as MacBeth, with Cotillard as Lady MacBeth and the rest of the cast filled out by Sean Harris as MacDuff and Paddy Considine as Banquo as well as David Thewlis, Jack Reynor and Elizabeth Debicki in featured roles.
The film is scheduled to shoot in Scotland and England over the next 7 weeks and judging from the first look available in these shots, the murky mood and terrifying tone seems to already be set!
Of note, US distribution is owned by The Weinstein Company.