Friday, July 6, 2007

New movie reimagines Macbeth as a gangster drama

This sounds great:

For four centuries William Shakespeare’s plays have been reinvented to fit contemporary sensibilities. But few recent efforts can match the Australian writer and director Geoffrey Wright’s brutal and thrilling new version, which envisions the thane of Cawdor as a longhaired, drug-addled gangster and his poisoned realm as a decadent MTV dreamscape of nymphet witches, smoky nightclubs and point-blank, slow-motion gun battles.

Read the rest of the review.

Here's the trailer:

Here's the fairly lackluster official site.

And here's the Wikipedia entry.

*Buy Macbeth posters at eBay.