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Shakespeare’s work may be immortal, but he’s still a tough sell. Movies that directly adapt the Bard’s work rarely tear up the box office, and so perhaps that’s why The Weinstein Company is making an unusual move regarding the film’s release strategy.

According to Deadline, The Weinstein Company is moving Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, which received positive reviews out of Cannes back in May, to its multi-platform distribution arm RADiUS-TWC in a deal that will give Amazon Prime limited exclusive streaming rights shortly following the movie’s December release. There are no details on when in December the film will open, nor how long the exclusivity window will last. However, Deadline expects the movie to premiere on Prime about two to three months after the movie’s theatrical debut, which, hey, wouldn’t you know it, is also around Oscar season.

Deadline believes that RADiUS-TWC is handling the film because they’ve had awards success the past couple of years with Twenty Feet from Stardom and Citizenfour. However, documentaries are a very different beast, and simply being released on VOD through RADiUS-TWC didn’t automatically boost their chances. Twenty Feet was a feel-good doc that the Academy loves and Citizenfour tapped directly into the zeitgeist with our fears regarding domestic spying.

But Macbeth is still Shakespeare, and while the trailer makes the movie look incredible, simply putting it in RADiUS-TWC makes it far from a sure thing when it comes to awards season. It will be interesting to see if The Weinstein Company tries to put the movie into the fall festival circuit, or if it they’re comfortable with what they currently have in place.

Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris, Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Jack Reynor, and Elizabeth Debicki.

Here’s the official synopsis for Macbeth:

MACBETH is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader (Michael Fassbender) brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition, set in war torn Scottish landscape.

Via Collider

I added scans from the July 24th issue of Entertainment Weekly, which has a feature on X-Men: Apocalypse. Thanks Claudia.

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Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive Fox Superheroes Portrait, with the actors that were at the Comic-Con over the weekend, from X-Men, Deadpool, Gambit and Fantastic Four:

Photoshoots Update

July 16th, 2015

I’ve added a couple of photoshoots and replaced some old with higher resolution ones. Enjoy!

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Michael Fassbender was at the Comic-Con this weekend for the X-Men: Apocalypse Panel and the Stan Lee Superheroes Selfie. Here are photos and the video from the entire Fox Panel:

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New Trailer for Steve Jobs

July 2nd, 2015

The official Trailer for Steve Jobs has been released, here’s the trailer and screen captures below:

Madame Figaro June 2015 Scan

June 7th, 2015

Michael is featured on the June 5th issue of Madame Figaro:

The first Poster for Assassin’s Creed has been released:

If you saw the new trailer for director Justin Kurzel’s upcoming adaptation of Macbeth this week, you’re no doubt excited for that film. But if you’re excited about Macbeth, you should also be excited about the impending Assassin’s Creed movie. Macbeth star Michael Fassbender is producing and starring in the video game adaptation opposite his Macbeth co-star Marion Cotillard, and he even enlisted Kurzel to take the helm. It’s a true reunion project for the trio, and if the intensity and beauty of that Macbeth trailer is any indication of what we can expect from the Assassin’s Creed movie, we could be in for one of the first good video game adaptations in history.

Production on Assassin’s Creed is slated to begin later this year in anticipation of a December 21, 2016 release date, but the film is one of many that will be showcased next week the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, and we got our hands on a piece of promo material that is being used. While it’s not an official piece of marketing from 20th Century Fox (I’d be shocked if “Assassin’s Creed: The Movie” were its official title), it is our first very early look at something from the film.

While video game adaptations have a terrible track record, everything about Assassin’s Creed is promising—right down to the December release date. With that kind of clout both in front of and behind the camera, and considering the rave reviews Macbeth received at Cannes, it’s not entirely out of the question to consider the picture a potential awards contender.


The Summer Issue of Total Film features a piece on Macbeth. Check it out:


The First Official Teaser for Macbeth has been released, I have added screen captures from the trailer, the poster and some higher quality version of the stills:

The highly anticipated tale of war, ambition, love, murder and betrayal, directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) and starring Academy-Award nominee Michael Fassbender (Twelve Years A Slave, Shame, Hunger) and Academy-Award winner Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night, La Vie En Rose) will see a UK release on OCTOBER 2nd.

Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.

MACBETH is from the producers of The King’s Speech and Shame. MACBETH also stars Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter series), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby).