Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling—and oft-quoted—plays, and it’s been turned into some really insane movies over the years. It’s a classic story of a good man who gets tempted with a promise of greatness. But the new film version delivers on the horror, but not on that operatic arc.
Sure we’ve had some some brief clips, but this is our first proper look at Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Macbeth in action. Gaze upon lavish battle scenes! Rejoice at the age-old tale of vengeance and madness, told anew! Marvel at the myriad levels of Scottish accents! Oh my.
The Scottish Play is headed for the big screen once again in Snowtown director Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth adaptation, starring Michael Fassbender as the treacherous lord-turned-king and Marion Cotillard as his scheming wife. These clips introduce the deadly pair and tease a big, beautiful battle scene.
One of the many pieces of popular lore attributed to Shakespeare (and there are a lot) is that he invented up to 1,700 of the words we use today. But can he really claim all of those words, or is something else going on here?
Angered by his own inability to recite iambic pentameter, actor William Shatner hops inside a time-traveling robot to kill Shakespeare. But his plot against the bard doesn't go as planned.
What if William Shakespeare wrote Star Wars? It would probably go a little something like this. After the first book's popularity, author Ian Doescher has re-imagined The Empire Strikes Back with a Shakespearian twist. And we've got an exclusive first look at some of your favorite scenes.
Terminator 2 and William Shakespeare: What could be better? This trailer for the stage production Terminator the Second shows us what happens when you blend robots from the future with the Bard.
What if William Shakespeare took a crack at Star Wars? Just imagine the classic Wookie and R2-D2 chess scene re-written as a Greek chorus. We've got an exclusive look inside the pages of Shakespeare's Star Wars, by Ian Doescher. And yes, it's got the "Alas, poor Stormtrooper" line.
Hot damn, this is going to be good. Rumor has it Natalie Portman has agreed to play Lady Macbeth in the big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. But wait, it gets so much better, Michael Fassbender will play her hubby. Let the hot villainous sex-scheming begin!
Comic book legend Jack Kirby was responsible for the iconic looks of such famous superheroes as Captain America, Hulk, the X-Men, Thor, and the Fantastic Four.
Battleship is fun, if fluffy entertainment, and it's hardly the works of Shakespeare. But what if a scene from Battleship was, in fact, penned by the Bard?
In 1996, author Steve Englehart wrote a 96-page pitch for DC Comics' alternate reality Elseworlds imprint. Titled "The Tragedy of Batman, Prince of Denmark," this comic took the superhero and placed him smack dab in the midst of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy.
You have to hand it to Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card. He already reworked Iron Man's origin so that Tony Stark's entire body is made out of brain matter that lets him regenerate severed extremities. And now Card has rebooted Shakespeare's Hamlet. What could possibly go wrong?
I have to confess, I've never really liked Superman. I find DC Comics' flagship enterprise to be, ultimately, boring. Some of you will probably feel (and this is correct) that I just haven't read enough of the series, or found the proper arcs. But my main problem is that Superman, himself, seems too perfect: he's…
That's the question currently before the Church of England, as an archaeologist has proposed examining William Shakespeare's remains. If nothing else, this is our chance to find out whether Shakespeare wrote the greatest works in the English language...on weed.
We thought we'd seen every weird and zany translation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet — but we were wrong. We give you the first ever clips from Gnomeo and Juliet, the story of two star-crossed CG animated garden gnomes. Our only question now is: How do two ceramic gnomes off themselves?
Here's an exclusive first look at the latest issue of IDW's Kill Shakespeare, a fantasy miniseries about the Bard's creations taking arms against him. In this preview, things become extremely real between Othello and that meddling Iago.
With The Tempest, opening tomorrow, Julie Taymor and Helen Mirren bring a splashy fantasy vibe to the Bard. But science fiction and fantasy have been playing with Shakespeare forever. Here are the greatest Shakespeare homages and cover versions in SF.
In this exclusive clip from Julie Taymor's The Tempest, Prince Ferdinand falls in love-at-first-glance with Prospera (Helen Mirren)'s daughter Miranda. Nobody writes young lovers like Shakespeare, especially when his prose is brought to life by these flaxen-haired beauties.
We love it when Hollywood remakes a Shakespeare classic — sans teeny-bopper trappings. We're especially tickled by The Tempest's decision to gender-swap the magical "Prospera," so Helen Mirren could be cast. Check out a collection of new Tempest stills.