Ralph Fiennes Gets Bloody on UK Poster for Shakespeare 'Coriolanus'
We've already seen a stylish poster and a fantastic trailer from across the pond for the modern-day set adaptation of William Shakespeare's 17th century play Coriolanus, but now director and star Ralph Fiennes looks even more intimidating than his turn as Lord Voldemort in a new quad poster from the United Kingdom. With dried blood all over his face, it's clear that Coriolanus (Fiennes) has seen some brutal military action. This looks like it could be the most successful contemporary Shakespeare adaptation since Baz Luhrmann's take on Romeo + Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. See the poster below!
Here's the UK quad poster for Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus courtesy of Empire:
A banished hero of Rome, Coriolanus (Fiennes), allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.
Coriolanus is directed by British Oscar nominated actor Ralph Fiennes, who's making his directorial debut. The film is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, from the early 17th century, with a screenplay by John Logan (Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Aviator, Sweeney Todd, Rango, Hugo). The was filmed in Serbia and Montenegro, with The Weinstein Company distributing in the US. Coriolanus is currently scheduled for a limited theatrical release starting on December 2nd later this year. Look good?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
This poster is a real bad-ass poster..! I am totally in...
Sakyo on Nov 11, 2011
Looks fantastic Anyone know if the dialogue is...um, like, y'know...Shakespearean?
Voice of Reason on Nov 11, 2011
It is indeed Shakespearean.
Daniel on Nov 11, 2011
Great poster, runs parallel with the trailer. Can't wait!
Nick Sears on Nov 11, 2011
good trailer, great artwork, thoroughbred cast, and Shakespeare's violent classic. this is all kinds of awesome.
Anonymous on Nov 11, 2011
oscar contender! I can feel it
WoodSon on Nov 11, 2011
LOL Out Loud on Nov 12, 2011
We have to forget a bit Lord Voldemort and looking again Ralph Fiennes the actor. The Dark Lord was a part. The Bishop of London is another part and Coriolanus too. That they are quite different, it praises the unique transformability of a fantastic actor. Innombrable souls live in him. Oscar?
Zsilly on Nov 12, 2011
Looking forward to this.
Johnny Neat on Nov 14, 2011
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