space
space
head
head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
COMICS   •   MOVIES   •   MUSIC   •   TELEVISION   •   GAMES   •   BOOKS
Martin Scorsese Close To Directing ‘Macbeth’ Says Kenneth Branagh
space
eelyajekiM   |  @   |  
space

Macbeth

A Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Cinderella) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street, Casino) collaboration has been in the works for some time. If the collaboration were to happen, Scorsese would be bringing Branagh’s stage adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s MacBeth to the big screen. But given both filmmakers’ busy schedules, the film would not likely go into production for some time, at least not any time soon.

Now a new interview reveals that there is “some” progress being made, and the two are nearly closing the deal to get the film made. Hit the jump for more.

During an interview with BBC Radio’s Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review (via The Playlist), Branagh revealed that Scorsese will be directing his adaptation of Macbeth, should everything go as planned:

“We will remount the production and all things being well Mr. Scorsese will direct a film version of that production.”

While a deal hasn’t been made, Branagh says they are very close:

“Fingers are hovering above pieces of paper. Everybody wants
to do it, it’s just a question of schedules. I’m very very hopeful
it’s going to happen.”

If we are going to talk about schedules, we will have to take a look at Scorsese’s. The director is currently working on an adaptation of Shūsaku Endō‘s Silence, starring Liam Neeson, Benicio Del Toro, Gael García Bernal, and Andrew Garfield. He is also attached to a number of projects that include a long-gestating Frank Sinatra biopic, written by Phil Alden Robinson. He is also attached to direct The Irishman, which will star Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino. Just this month it was rumored that Scorsese will direct a Mike Tyson biopic with Jamie Foxx starring in the lead role.

Another version of Macbeth, directed by Justin Kruzel and starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard is slated for release later this year, but because of Scorsese’s filmmaking style, Branagh hopes his version will be “very impressionistic” and “very abstract.” If that vision is true, then the film should have no problem differentiating itself from the rest of the adaptations of the Shakespearean play.

[Source: BBC’s Kermore and Mayo’s Film Review via The Playlist]

space
Topics: Movies, News, Theater
space
Previous Article
space
Next Article
«
»
space
space
space
Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr space
Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed space
space
Amazon.com
space
space
space
space
space
space
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
space
2520 Clothing Company
space
2019  ·   2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
space
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2018 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
space
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
space
About | Privacy Policy | Contact
space