Something wicked this way comes... arguably Shakespeare's biggest tragedy, Macbeth, is getting the big-screen treatment again, with Denzel Washington in the title role.
Shot in black and white, Joel Coen's take on the famous Shakespearean classic, The Tragedy of Macbeth, has dropped its first trailer, and if creepy was the aim then they totally nailed it.
Opening with ravens circling above signifying (spoiler) death and showing Macbeth meeting the three famous witches, which signifies the character's downfall.
The only voice that is heard in the trailer is the creepy witch reciting one of the play's most famous lines, "by the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes".
Frances McDormand will be playing Lady Macbeth, and as with the original play, it will follow the couple as they plot and murder their way to becoming king and queen of Scotland, resulting in their eventual descent into madness.
Also starring in the retelling of the Scottish play is The Walking Dead star Corey Hawkins, who is playing Macduff, The Queen's Gambit's Moses Ingram as Lady Macduff, Harry Potter stars Brendan Gleeson as King Duncan, and Harry Melling as Malcolm, and The Green Knight's Ralph Ineson as the captain.
The last time this famous Shakespearean character was given the Hollywood treatment, we saw Michael Fassbender play the king in a brutal retelling of the classic story, with epic battle scenes and lots of blood.
Two-time Oscar winner Ali will join Julia Roberts in the movie, according to Deadline, which is adapted from the Rumaan Alam novel of the same name.
The Tragedy of Macbeth will be released in cinemas on December 25, before streaming on AppleTV+ on January 14.
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