Friday, July 11, 2014

TGIF 711

The only bit of news that I heard this week is that Michael's version of MacBeth is slated to premiere during the week of Christmas.

MacbethWho Made It: Justin Kurzel ("The Snowtown Murders")
Who's In It: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Reynor, David Thewlis
Where It Might Premiere: Set for release at Christmas, maybe this is the kind of film that could quietly make a Telluride debut and skip the others?
The Gist: Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth gets another cinematic adaptation, this time with none other than Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the leads. Director Justin Kurzel has yet to prove himself on this scale. Considering his project attracted those actors (and the Weinsteins) it seems safe to suggest he's about to. Definitely something the Weinsteins are hoping will gain awards traction, it could hold out for a theatrical release. But it's been in post since April, so it should likely be ready if they decide to go the festival route. - IndieWire

I am hoping for a November, or early December release. The last two weeks are terribly bloated with high-brow cinema queuing up at the end of the year for Oscar consideration qualification. I don't want MacBeth overshadowed and lost in the mix. But if it's fall festival ready and does really well at Telluride/Toronto/Venice, then it could be bumped up earlier. We'll see. Still no word on that MI5 Top Secret Don't Know What to Call it Terrence Malick mystery movie that was filmed in 2012. It's sure not coming out this year.


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