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First trailer for modern day Shakespeare film Coriolanus

Aug. 10, 2011by: Paul Tassi

I forgot about this project after seeing screenshots of it some months ago, but now with a full-fledged trailer, it's time to sit up and take notice again.

The film stars and is directed by Ralph Fiennes in his first effort behind the camera, and he's got some solid source material to work with. He's taking a Shakespearian tale, CORIOLANUS, and turning it into a present day action drama. 

Coriolanus is a tragedy that follows Gaius Martius, a heroic Roman general who is not who frowns upon the plebeians. He wins a great battle for Rome, becomes a national icon, and is invited to become a consul in the Senate, but then is betrayed and must unite with a former foe to take revenge.

Check out the trailer below which also stars Gerard Butler, Jessica Chastain and Brian Cox.

Extra Tidbit: Better career decisions from Gerard Butler lately I see.
Source: CC2K

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2:47PM on 08/10/2011

Love the Old English

I'm sold, fucking solid trailer. Showed just enough to get me really excited.
I'm sold, fucking solid trailer. Showed just enough to get me really excited.
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3:09PM on 08/10/2011

Fiennes killing people covered in blood...

Enough said. Ticket bought.
Enough said. Ticket bought.
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3:26PM on 08/10/2011
Wow, that actually looks pretty great!
Wow, that actually looks pretty great!
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3:37PM on 08/10/2011

looks great!

what is that song from the trailer?
what is that song from the trailer?
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4:11PM on 08/10/2011

looks good

1. I see [link] has given up against Harry Potter and gone a more political route.

2. Is the script Shakespearian? Like what Baz Lurhman did with Romeo&Juliet. Where he keep the old english script and modernized everything else. I cant tell from this trailer if thats what they┤re going for
1. I see [link] has given up against Harry Potter and gone a more political route.

2. Is the script Shakespearian? Like what Baz Lurhman did with Romeo&Juliet. Where he keep the old english script and modernized everything else. I cant tell from this trailer if thats what they┤re going for
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4:37PM on 08/10/2011

the song...

The song at the beginning is called
"Beast at our Door", I forget by who. But it was also used in the trailer for Wolfman.
The song at the beginning is called
"Beast at our Door", I forget by who. But it was also used in the trailer for Wolfman.
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5:04PM on 08/10/2011
Looks great. Been looking forward to this. Is it out this year or next?
Looks great. Been looking forward to this. Is it out this year or next?
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5:13PM on 08/10/2011

That looked cool.

:) Anybody ever see titus. that movie is amazing. My personal fav.
:) Anybody ever see titus. that movie is amazing. My personal fav.
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6:13PM on 08/10/2011

What a novel idea

A modern take on Shakespear??? No one has EVER done this before! (Snore)
A modern take on Shakespear??? No one has EVER done this before! (Snore)
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2:51AM on 08/11/2011
I like it. Looks pretty good.
I like it. Looks pretty good.
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3:01AM on 08/11/2011

Looks interesting

BTW wimpulac - Shakespeare has always been updated, the contemporary setting is nothing new.
BTW wimpulac - Shakespeare has always been updated, the contemporary setting is nothing new.
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7:45AM on 08/11/2011
I've been looking forward to this ever since those long-ago screenshots hit the web. Love the cast and the look.
I've been looking forward to this ever since those long-ago screenshots hit the web. Love the cast and the look.
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