This year, The Tragedy of Macbeth will be released as a thriller drama film. The movie is based on the William Shakespeare play and it’s slated to be released in 2021. The Tragedy of Macbeth tells the story of one man’s ambition. That leads him from honour to shame, with ruinous consequences for both himself and his country. The movie is set in 2020 against a backdrop of cyber warfare. But also includes more traditional battle scenes where tanks are used alongside artillery and infantry units.
The Macbeths own a successful tech company and his wife is the COO of their rival. The director Thad Povey has confirmed that The Tragedy of Macbeth will feature some scenes filmed in London. But it’s unknown if any filming took place at Elstree Studios or on location within the city itself. The cast includes Aidan Gillen (Game Of Thrones), Ray Fearon (Les Misérables) and Kate Fleetwood (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo).
Who is featuring in The Tragedy of Macbeth?
The Tragedy of Macbeth is a film adaptation by Thad Povey. The director has confirmed the cast includes Aidan Gillen, Ray Fearon and Kate Fleetwood. The plot involves cyber warfare but also includes more traditional battle scenes where tanks are used alongside artillery and infantry units. The movie will be filmed in London to include some scenes at Elstree Studios or on location within the city itself.
The cast includes Aidan Gillen (Game Of Thrones), Ray Fearon (Les Misérables) and Kate Fleetwood (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). Since its release, The Tragedy of Macbeth has received critical acclaim. The film garnered five stars in the Hollywood Reporter with the critic stating it is an “exercise in bleakness”. However, they also stated that Thad Povey’s adaptation is successful given his use of imagery to capture how one tragedy can lead to another for a character who believes himself invincible. The Film Stage gave The Tragedy of Macbeth three-and-a-half out of four stars while noting it was shot on stark black and white images.
What is the Plot of The Tragedy of Macbeth?
The Tragedy of Macbeth is a story of betrayal, murder, and greed. The film follows the tragic tale of King Duncan (David Thewlis) and his two sons; Malcolm (Jack Lowden) and Donalbain (Rupert Friend). When the king is killed, the blame falls on Malcolm and Donalbain who have taken flight. The tragedy begins when Macbeth (Michael Fassbender), Thane of Glamis, learns from three witches that he will become king. In order to secure his place on the throne, Macbeth murders Duncan and takes Lady Macduff (Pollyanna McIntosh) for his wife.
The tragedy reaches its climax when Macduff kills Macbeth in battle and Malcolm becomes king. The film concludes with the coronation of King Edward (Joseph Mawle) who is also Duncan’s son.
What do people say about The Tragedy of Macbeth?
The Tragedy of Macbeth is a thrilling drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The film has received critical acclaim, with Michael Fassbender’s performance being praised by most critics. The Guardian says “Fassbender is superb: he makes us feel the anger and craving for power that drive Macbeth to his terrible deeds, while never letting us forget the human being behind them.” The Hollywood Reporter writes “There are no weak links in this uniformly excellent cast. But it’s Fassbender who impresses most as he conveys. Both Machiavellian cunning and bottomless self-doubt.” The Daily Telegraph agrees, stating “Michael Fassbender gives an immaculate performance.
The audience can see the workings of his mind – the calculation and self-justification, as well as the barely suppressed panic.” The film is a thriller drama set in 2021 and is based on the play by William Shakespeare. It tells the story of Macbeth, a Scottish nobleman who is driven to murder by his wife after she convinces. Him to kill the king in order to take the throne for themselves. The film has been praised for its acting, directing and cinematography.