MacbethSomething wicked this way comes — and it's ready to put a dagger in your heart.

The new U.S. trailer for "Macbeth" has just debuted, and it's a blood-soaked, intense, martial thing of beauty. Michael Fassbender stars as the titular ambitious general who, along with his wife Lady Macbeth (Marion Cotillard), plots the murder of the king -- to take the crown for himself.

Of course, anyone who's read Shakespeare's great drama knows what happens next, but without spoiling it for those who haven't, let's just say that power comes with a price.
Watch the trailer.

But though the story is familiar, this new "Macbeth" feels alive and fresh. Director Justin Kurzel's vision looks bold and edgy and raw, without compromising the heart of the play. And Fassbender and Cotillard's performances seem well worth the praise they got after the film debuted at Cannes a few months ago.

"Macbeth" opens in theaters December 4.

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