Revolver Entertainment has taken UK rights toGeoffrey Wright's new adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in contemporary Melbourne.

The deal was signed with sales company Arclight after Macbeth's recent world premiere in theVanguard section at the Toronto International Film Festival. It comes on theeve of its 30-screen release in Australian cinemas tomorrow via Palace Films.

Wright's violent and bloody adaptation stars Sam Worthington (Somersault), Victoria Hill and GarySweet. Hill and Wright wrote the script together, folding in the ganglandmurders that Melbourne is renowned for.

The film was made under the Mushroom Pictures banner and is MartinFabinyi's first credit as a sole producer.

Macbeth is the first filmWright has directed back in Australia since Romper Stomper in 1992 and Metal Skin in 1994.