MACBETT

MACBETT (THE BLACK MACBETH)

By Aleta CHAPPELLE

MOON SHADOW FILMS, INC. - as PROD

Drama - Development 2020

MACBETT (the Black MACBETH) is a "modern-day" adaptation of William Shakespeare's play set in the Caribbean. It will be the first feature film adaptation of MACBETH to stays true to the original text and storyline, and also have a complete Cast of Color.

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama, Action/Adventure, Science-fiction
    • Countries
    • JAMAICA, PUERTO RICO
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Aleta CHAPPELLE
    • Writer(s)
    • Aleta CHAPPELLE
    • Producer(s)
    • Aleta CHAPPELLE (Moon Shadow Films, Inc.), Kip KONWISER (Konwiser Brothers ), Marcus GOLSTON (Treebaby Films), Mary SILITCH
    • Synopsis
    • On a jewel of an island floating in the Caribbean Sea, William Shakespeare's MACBETH is retold using a fictitious modern-day monarchy as its backdrop, a country populated and ruled by "People of Color" allowing this universal story to come alive as never before in a tale filled with SEX, VIOLENCE and POETRY (with a PG-13 rating - followed by a NC-17 Director's Cut rating).
      After winning a gallant military victory over Rebels fighting in opposition to King Duncan, who is the adored ruler of the souvenir nation of Antibes, General Macbett encounters the Weird Sisters, the spirit daughters of Mother Africa who reign over fire, water, air and earth. They delight in the manipulation of the mortal Macbett by feeding him predictions of royal titles including "King." Macbett soon becomes obsessed with ambition as does his beautiful and ruthless wife, Lady Macbett.
      As Macbett and his Lady spiral downward, indulging in treachery and political assassinations to acquire power, both are eventually haunted by their murderous deeds and driven mad.
      In a true testimonial of a tragedy, Macbett is defeated by his own zealous thirst for power - a heartbreaking end to a once-beloved hero.

      Attached Cast and Crew to date:
      Harry J. Lennix (MACBETT)
      Sanaa Lathan (LADY MACBETT)
      Evan Ross (ROSS)
      Bill Duke (KING DUNCAN)
      Director: Aleta Chappelle
      Producer: Kip Konwiser
      Costume Designer: *Milena Canonero
      Cinematographer: Julio Macat

      *The five time Academy Award Winner for Best Costume Design.
    • Partners & financing
    • Moon Shadow Films, INC and Konwiser Brothers, INC
    • Production schedule
    • Based on actor availabilities.
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