Vincent Regan, veteran of the Royal Shakespeare and National theatres, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Enemy of Man, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s infamous Scottish Play.
The Enemy of Man will have a unique cinematic quality, stripping back the dialogue and cranking up the action. It traverses a bleak, frozen landscape of shattered castles and pillaged towns, rendering the interior world that clouds Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s addled minds, as they sink deeper into their heart of darkness. A timeless masterpiece of war, ambition, betrayal, murder and ultimately, revenge.
Regan has a stellar cast lined up – Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) as Macbeth, Rupert Grint (Harry Potter, Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman) as Ross, James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) as Banquo, Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) as MacDuff, Neil Maskell (Kill List, Atonement) as Kern and the brilliant Charles Dance – currently playing Tywin Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones– as Duncan. Lady Macbeth has yet to be announced.
This will be Regan’s feature directorial debut. A concept trailer and a short film called The Instruments of Darkness have been shot. As of today $131,343 has been raised of the $250,000 goal. Perks start with a HD copy of The Instruments of Darkness for $10, a digital copy of the script with Vincent’s notes for an extra $5 and funding producer pledges start at just $180. The campaign ends on Mon, Apr 7 2014.
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Watch the trailer below