How would you design a proposal for a film producer who wishes to make a modern version of Macbeth?
A filmmaker could create a modern version of Macbeth by setting the action in a modern American corporation.
Adapting Shakespeare plays to modern-day settings is all the rage. It also provides us with a unique perspective on a play. Since Macbeth centers around ambition, it seems that modern-day corporate America is a natural fit.
You could set the story in modern-day New York City in a corporation with a cut-throat industry. The cast would have to have a strong Lady Macbeth, such as perhaps Angelina Jolie. Macbeth should be subtle, and able to go from humble and brave to evil. A good actor to play Macbeth might be someone like Ewan McGregor. The music could be modern, but with bits of a Scottish twist. Costumes would be high-class fashion, appropriate to Macbeth’s status in modern America.