There's something very poetic and incredible about Shakespeare's plays, that lends them perfectly to the big-screen - bloody, brutal and beautiful. From everything we've seen and heard about the latest telling of the writer's renowned Macbeth, it looks to be another stunner and the latest trailer and posters for the film only emphasises this.

Justin Kurzel directs the latest, forthcoming adaption of the play, with Michael Fassbender in the title role as our eponymous corrupt king and Marion Cotillard as his partner in crime (quire literally), Lady Macbeth. The film received a lot of critical acclaim and buzz when it premiered in Cannes, earlier this year. The cast and crew working on this film is stellar - as is the source material - so it's not hard to be excited for this and I cannot wait to see what it's like for myself next month.

This evening, Studiocanal have debuted a brand new trailer for the project and it's phenomenal. From what we can see, it looks like this is going to be a faithful adaption. The acting looks brilliant and, visually, this film looks breathtaking; the scenery and cinematography is truly astounding. A couple of character posters have also released (one for Macbeth and one for his Lady) and they're dark, gritty and beautiful. Fassbender and Cotillard are so perfectly cast here, in their respective roles, and I'm excited to see what the talented pair bring to such iconic characters. All Hail.

Here's the film's official synopsis:

Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.

From the producers of The King’s Speech and Shame and directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown). MACBETH stars Michael Fassbender (Twelve Years A Slave, Shame, Hunger) and Academy-Award winner Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night, La Vie En Rose) as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, along with Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter series), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby). 

With Justin Kurzel at the helm, and starring Michael FassbenderMarion CotillardJack ReynorSean Harris and Paddy ConsidineMacbeth opens, here in the UK, on October 2nd, 2015.

Check out the trailer and posters below:

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Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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