Adaptations of Shakespeare’s work have always been inconsistent in terms of how successfully they translate to the big screen and modern day audiences. This is perhaps unsurprising, given the antiquated language, and in some cases, themes within The Bard’s work.
Starring in the titular role, Fassbender’s wide appeal looks set to give this adaptation a big box office boost. Who knows, this film might just combine profits with a version of the play worthy of the original material, and this is no mean feat in a market where short attention spans and instant gratification are king. Not convinced? Here are 10 things you need to know about the new Macbeth movie before you see it.