This trailer is absolutely mesmerizing! Every single frame from it should be a screenshot in this article. As it stands I have narrowed it down to the bare minimum (which by all rights should be about thirty or so). But first... you should watch it:
I really love the diversity of Shakespeare interpretations we have been graced with on the big screen, but this one really tugged at my heart. It truly feels like a beautiful balance of dramatic theatre and epic cinema.
The centered and symmetrical shots have a sort of Wes Anderson flavor to them, but they certainly don't give you that same vibe. No, the centered figures are simply taking center stage; it is a simple yet riveting visual style.
There are also some fantastic slow motion shots giving an even more visceral tone to the theatrics. I think the slow motion shots or the center screen shots could be monologues. Once again, that would be a great way to interpret the stage for the big screen.
And the cast... electric! Michael Fassbender is quickly becoming a titan in the film industry, and what better way to seal his place among that greats than to interpret Shakespeare? He looks like he brought his A game. But then again, he does every time.
Where has she been since The Dark Knight rose? Marion Cotillard is a powerful female actor, and she can certainly hold her own alongside Michael Fassbender. I can't wait to see what she brings to the legendary bride of Macbeth.
Hey look, it's that guy from Seven Years in Tebet! David Thewlis is and incredible talent, and I am sure he will only help to bring the best out of this story. At least he will have a better name than Remus Lupin.
It should also be noted that this project's director, Justin Kurzel, is also going to be directing the film adaptation of Assassin's Creed. EXCITING!!!!!
What do you think? Do you like the first trailer? Do you want to see it? Leave your thoughts in the comments section. Peace.