Martin Scorsese and Kenneth Branagh have reportedly had “informal conversations” about Scorsese making a movie based on Branagh’s 2013 Manchester International Festival production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”
The American filmmaker was reportedly quite taken with the British actor/filmmaker’s new staging of the Scottish play which reinvented the story by bringing the audience right down into the action, setting them just inches away from the actors and action. Whether that could be translated to film is a different question.
Of course if it were to go ahead it would be a while off. Scorsese has just started production on “Silence” which opens next year, not to mention there’s a Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard-led adaptation of the Shakespeare work coming to cinemas later this year.
Source: The Daily Mail