Apple TV + continues to make your mouth water with stunning new images from its upcoming film, The Tragedy of Macbeth, directed by Joel Coen.
If Stephen King is probably the most suitable contemporary author for film and television, among classical writers, it is undoubtedly William Shakespeare who wins the title with the tragedies Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. The latter is also one of his most updated works on the big screen, and after the versions of Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Roman Polanski or Justin Kurzel, it is now the turn of Joel Coen to follow in their footsteps with the film The Tragedy of Macbeth, which American critics have already praised.
For the occasion, the filmmaker will pass for the first time alone behind the camera, without his brother Ethan Coen with whom he has always formed an explosive duo (O’Brother, Fargo, The Big Lebowski). And after Netflix for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs in 2018, it is to Apple TV + and the company A24 that the Oscar-winning director and screenwriter turned. Since the start of the promotion, the platform has been showing off the footage of the film in a trickle, with hyponotizing and oppressive short teasers that show just enough to want more and not ruin everything this ambitious feature film visibly has to offer. to offer.
This new teaser gets to the heart of the matter by presenting part of Act II of the original play with the murder of King Duncan (played by Brendan Gleeson) which will cause madness and the loss of the Macbeths. For this very theatrical black and white film, Denzel Washington incarne Macbeth, while Frances McDormand – who is also Joel Coen’s wife – plays Lady Macbeth, visible at the start of the video.
The phantom menace
Once again, the teaser sets a gloomy and bewitching atmosphere, Macbeth’s heavy and menacing footsteps echoing like a needle on a frame. The relationship to time and death seems a priori inextricable in the scenario, since he chose to be interested in an older couple than usual, whose thirst for power and dreams of greatness should be motivated by fears related to their posterity.
The rest of the cast is made up of Alex Hassell, Bertie Carvel, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling and Ralph Ineson. In France, The Tragedy of Macbeth will be available from January 14, 2022 on Apple TV +.