Modern Macbeth In the Works

Vantage Point helmer Pete Travis gives Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” a makeover!

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is set for a modern-day facelift in the upcoming film “Come Like Shadows”.

Helmed by Pete Travis, whose Aparteid-era thriller “Endgame” premiered at Sundance in January, the director described the new project “a bold, sexy addition to my slate of films. It’s a powerful, tragic morality tale about personal and political corruption. An awesome, epic story for our troubled times, its irresistible tension holds the audience in a vice like grip, its raw emotion will break their hearts.”

Travis made his feature directing debut last year with “Vantage Point,” starring Dennis Quaid.

Patrick Milling Smith and John Hart (Revolutionary Road, You Can Count On Me) will produce the film with Nick Saunders.