It’s Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before.
On Friday, Apple TV+ debuted a creepy new teaser for Joel Coen’s adaptation “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.
In the teaser for the black-and-white film, Washington ominously walks down a, pulling out a knife as he speaks the famous line, “Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell. That summons thee to heaven or to hell.”
Washington is then seen approaching the character Duncan in his sleep, covering his mouth as he wakes up and stabbing him.
In the play, Macbeth’s line about the knell refers to the sound of the bell rung by Lady Macbeth, giving him the signal to carry out the murder.
The film, which is Coen’s first solo effort without brother Ethan, also stars Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson, Kathryn Hunter and Moses Ingram.
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” is out in theatres Christmas Day, and will premiere on Apple TV+ on Jan. 14, 2022.