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Sean Bean's Macbeth Gets A Concept Trailer
With Rupert Grint in the Kickstarter project

10 March 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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The Kickstarter bug is catching on both side of the Atlantic. Giving the Zach Braffs and Veronica Marses of the crowdsourcing world a glint of British steel is a new adaptation of Macbeth, Enemy Of Man, starring Sean Bean as the Scottish prince whose name cannot be mentioned - oops! - and Jason Flemyng as MacDuff. The project has a 'concept' trailer to help sell its wares to potential investors. Watch it below.



Also aboard on this new take on William Shakepeare's great tragedy are Cloud Atlas's James D'Arcy as Banquo, Charles Dance as Duncan, Rupert Grint as PJ Rosse - the 'beth's cousin - and Flemyng as the defiant figure of Macduff. Don't confuse this with the Michael Fassbender fronted Macbeth currently in full swing.

Runs the synopsis: "The Enemy Of Man will have a unique cinematic quality, stripping back the dialogue and cranking up the action. It traverses a bleak, frozen landscape of shattered castles and pillaged towns, rendering the interior world that clouds Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s addled minds, as they sink deeper into their heart of darkness. A timeless masterpiece of war, ambition, betrayal, murder and ultimately, revenge."

It's the handiwork of 300 and Troy actor Vincent Regan, a debut director who also turned out a script based on the Bard's play. The early promo has a distinct Game Of Thrones feel, not least for sharing two key cast members, and the filmmakers are even offering prospective Kickstarterers the chance to take a piece of the project away with them. Head over to the official website for all the information.
 


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Your Comments

I saw The Scottish Play in London with Sean Bean and Samantha Bond; absolutely breathtakingly good stuff. Like the look of this film as well. More

Posted by Roo at 16:36 on 16 March 2014 | Report This Post

Sean Bean playing MacBeth? this (Kinda Spoiler!) really fuels his continuation of dying in every film! More

Posted by Darren47 at 17:12 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

@bleugh07 *huff* way to spoil a 400 year old play. Some people. (Bean played Macbeth a few years back onstage with Samantha Bond, complete with sheffield accent. Good Macbeth,) More

Posted by burntcopper at 12:42 on 11 March 2014 | Report This Post

Looks promising, if functional
It'll end up being a more fun, less good Hollow Crown. I always reckon Macbeth ought to be played with Scottish accents though. You don't reckon Sean Bean might perhaps die at some point? More

Posted by bleugh07 at 19:33 on 10 March 2014 | Report This Post

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