Sean Bean

Sean Bean

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.

Enemy of Man cast

Enemy of Man cast

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

About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

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