Michael Fassbender charges into battle in new Macbeth footage: Cannes 2015

Studiocanal has revealed two new clips from Macbeth online, and you can check them both out here.

Both new pieces of footage showcase the dramatic stylings of Justin ‘Snowtown’ Kurzel’s take on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Amping up the battle scenes from the play’s stagebound origins, the first clip shows Michael Fassbender’s Macbeth leading the charge into battle. Hordes rage forwards, tearing through the dense fog, with the inter-cut slo-mo scenes giving the sequence a brutal beauty.

And the next clip shows Macbeth, mid-coronation, while Lady Macbeth (Marion Cotillard) looks on. For a short, simple scene, it’s drenched in foreboding. The dialogue also ups the eerie atmosphere.

Check out the new clips now:

From the cast, to the costumes, to the set design and cinematography, Macbeth is looking set to be a class act, and perhaps one of the grittiest movies to retain the Bard’s original language.

The film recently played at the Cannes Film Festival: read our full reaction to Macbeth now.

Co-starring Paddy Considine, Jack Reynor and Sean Harris, Macbeth is set to open in the UK on 2 October 2015, with a US release date yet to be confirmed.

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Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.