The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel Coen’s reworking of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, is now available.
Apple TV+ and A24 just released the first teaser for their black-and-white flick.
The entire production is shrouded in high-tension music and an ominous atmosphere.
Denzel Washington will play Macbeth, and Frances McDormand will play Lady Macbeth.
The teaser is broken down below.
As in the play, Macbeth, Banquo, and three witches open the teaser
Three birds circle in the sky as Macbeth and Banquo (Bertie Carvel) return triumphant from a conflict in the teaser.
Those who have read the play will recognize the importance of the number three here, and we will soon meet the three witches, who play a role in Macbeth’s demise.
Lady Macbeth, King Duncan (Brendan Gleeson), and others are introduced in sweeping shots.
Washington’s facial expressions are flawless, and Coen’s aesthetic is impressive
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker puts the camera in too close, employs repeating prophesy to establish the tone, and the color was chosen for the delivery just adds to the story’s unease.
Washington beautifully depicts the complexity of the Scottish General’s thinking.
His simple grin upon discovering the king’s crown is wonderful.
The Macbeths appear to be the same age as King Duncan
According to the teaser, Coen is keeping to the basic material for the production’s overall elements.
The age of the lead pair, on the other hand, is a considerable change.
Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth appear to be much older than normal versions.
McDormand has already addressed this topic in an Instagram Live.
She had stated that the alteration was intentional.
Their age ‘puts a strain on their desire for the throne’
“In Joel’s version, both Denzel and I are older than the Macbeths who are often cast. We’re past childbearing age, and we’re postmenopausal. As a result, their desire for the throne is put under strain “According to the Nomadland actress.
It will be released in theatres on Christmas Day
The story is, by definition, dark and brutal, and the violence rating at the conclusion of the teaser indicates that Coen will take the physical bloody route rather than the psychological one.
This is also the first time Coen is directing a picture without his brother Ethan Coen.
The Tragedy of Macbeth will hit theatres on December 25 and Apple TV+ on January 14.