Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender are attached to star in a big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth,with Fassbender in the title role and Portman as Lady MacBeth. The script is billed as an updated version of Shakespeare’s tale of revenge and ambition, complete with the blood and thunder of the original tragedy.
Happy Birthday Shakespeare - all these years later and you’re still inspiring me to update this blog, and to keep writing about the amazing and diverse adaptations of your work that keep appearing every year. [above are a few of the adaptations I am currently writing about].
Every time I read Macbeth, I can’t help but think how great a movie adaptation of the play would be but set in the 1920s. Seriously, instead of killing people for kingship, Macbeth - hopefully played by the Gosling or Tom Hardy - would be going after control of a gang and instead of doublets and breeches, they would go full ’20s with double breasted vests, wide lapels, and pinstripes. Can’t you see Banquo getting killed like Sunny in The Godfather and Macbeth being told about it in a full tux? It’s fitting that one of Shakespeare’s wildest and most theatrical plays should take place in a wild and theatrical time period. So, if any film producers are reading this, call me up and let’s make this happen!