SCOTLAND is set to get one of its biggest film premieres since the heady days of Braveheart and Rob Roy two decades ago - with a lavish new version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
The 1900-capacity Festival Theatre in Edinburgh has secured a star-studded UK premiere of a new big-screen blockbuster, which was filmed on the Isle of Skye last year.
Critics have heaped praised on the performances of Hollywood superstars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard - both of whom are due in Edinburgh for the unveiling of Macbeth on 27 September, ahead of its release on 2 October.
Fassbender, who was nominated for an Academy Award for 12 Years a Slave, has the titular role in the film, while Cotillard - who won an Oscar for La Vie en Rose - plays Lady Macbeth.
Fellow stars Paddy Considine and David Thewlis, and the film’s Australian director Justin Kurzel, are also confirmed for the red carpet.
VisitScotland has joined forces with StudioCanal, the film’s distributors, to organise Macbeth’s UK premiere, which will be following by a glittering after-party at the National Museum of Scotland.
Additionally, here’s the official synopsis: Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.