The upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare classic "Macbeth" promises to be a lavish production, if the first photos from the flick are any indication.
Empire premiered three new still from the film this week, featuring stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in all their medieval Scottish glory. Fassbender plays the titular character as a general hellbent on ruling, while Cotillard plays his scheming wife, Lady Macbeth.
The sumptuous images reveal that the costuming will be exquisite, and Fassbender and Cotillard seem the perfect fit for their respective parts, evoking longing, determination, and devastation in just a few simple glances. According to the official synopsis, "Macbeth" is "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 medieval Scotland."
From the looks of these three photos, filmmakers have nailed it. Check them out below.
"Macbeth" also stars Sean Harris, Paddy Considine, and David Thewlis. It's set to premiere at Cannes in May, and in the U.K. in October; a U.S. release date is forthcoming.
Photo credit: Empire