Watch: Intense UK Trailer for Ralph Fiennes' Shakespeare 'Coriolanus'

August 10, 2011
Source: CC2K

Coriolanus Trailer

"And then men die…" Wow this looks good. We received an email from CC2K Online this morning, where they have the first UK trailer for Ralph Fiennes' adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, which he stars in and directed. This contemporized version also stars Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave giving what looks to be an Oscar level performance, Brian Cox and Jessica Chastain. I had a strong feeling, from all the early buzz, that this would look great, and it really does, despite the rock music they use in this. I'm just excited to see another Shakespeare film that looks good! Fiennes looks great, but Redgrave seems amazing.

Watch the first full UK trailer for Ralph Fiennes' adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus:

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?

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He sure got ahold of an amazing cast and this looks more than great.

Loser on Aug 10, 2011


revenge of voldemort

Guest on Aug 10, 2011



JL on Aug 10, 2011


You're a fucking inatimate object.

Sam Doyle on Aug 10, 2011


An Uzi? I'm not from South Central Los Angeles. I didn't come here to shoot twenty black ten year olds in a drive-by. I want a normal gun for a normal person.

Spleen Machine on Aug 11, 2011


I mean basically if you're robbing a man and you're only carrying blanks and you allow your gun to be taken off you and you allow yourself to be shot in the eye with a blank which I assume that the person has to get quite close to you then, yeah really it's all your fault for being such a poof, so why don't you stop wingeing and cheer the fuck up.

Guest on Aug 17, 2011


inanimate. in - as in 'not' animate - as in 'to live' or 'alive' sorry. it just bothered me.

Anonymous on Aug 12, 2011


Wow that looks great. 

David Kinskey-Lebeda on Aug 10, 2011


this looks excellent - love the dialogue and intensity......a must watch.

Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011


agreed on the intensity, Beevis. not much of the famous pentameters in the trailer, though - and more focus on 'from the screenwriter of The Last Samurai and Gladiator' than 'from the pen of Shakespeare'. i guess they don't want to put the multiplexes off with too much talking - put in more explosions! @76ddb3ac801e7e582e9433ac31de0368:disqus's right, this really is an amazing cast, all of whom can make Shakespearean dialogue sing rather than plod. really looking forward to Fiennes and Redgrave in this; expecting them to be great, hoping Butler will be up to it. on a separate note, Coriolanus is famously one of Shakespeare's bloodiest plays, so i'd be surprised by a low rating.

Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011


so true! hey,  as far as you're mentioning putting off multiplexes with too much talking - sometimes a movie pulls off that type of film - the original "12 angry men" is classic and the much more recent "conspiracy" is excellent. didn't know if you'd be interested but i thought i'd throw that out there.

Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011


thanks for that. yes, 12 Angry Men i know, a film that just gets better with age - marvellous. Conspiracy i don't but i'll look out for that now, thanks for the tip. and i agree, dialogue-heavy films can be outstanding - they are some of my faves. Thank You For Smoking is an outstanding recent example, and the Margin Call trailer looks like that might be another one.

Anonymous on Aug 11, 2011


"thank you for smoking" is a great movie. and, i'm looking forward to "margin call" as well!! yea - if you get a chance to see "conspiracy" with stanley tucci and ken branagh? watch it - great stuff!

Anonymous on Aug 11, 2011


amazing. intense.

Vold on Aug 10, 2011



redguy on Aug 10, 2011


So will this be using the Shakespearian dialogue?  It sounded like it in the trailer, and I'd be interested to see another version of using Shakespeare's words in a contemporary setting.

Emma on Aug 10, 2011


Looks fantastic, regardless.  Great cast for a great play.

Emma on Aug 10, 2011


James Nesbitt ? sold....

Navid Sasoni on Aug 10, 2011


While he is in New Zealand for the Hobbit shoot, he drinks at the same coffee place as me! I have seen him there twice this week.

Sam Doyle on Aug 10, 2011


he looks weird with a nose now.

astroboy3000 on Aug 10, 2011


Ninja ataaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Looks good.

Crapola on Aug 10, 2011


Can't wait!!!!

Nance on Aug 10, 2011


The trailer misspells the name of The Independent newspaper.

Duncan on Aug 10, 2011


Been waiting to see this ever since the project was first announced, great to finally get a trailer and one that was just as intense and spectacular as I was hoping it would be, eagerly awaiting its theatrical release. 

Derek D on Aug 10, 2011


Looks good, but I wish people would stop putting these Shakespeare plays in modern settings.  It's just weird trying to reconcile that dialogue with modern times.  I mean, it's also weird in all of those movies about Rome and other places having everyone using a British accent, but this is much harder to swallow.  Like that Romeo and Juliet starring DiCaprio.

JL on Aug 10, 2011


it depends on how you adapt it, how much of the text you use, how the lines are portrayed, and whether it draws you into the story more or repels you as a result. and a lot of that depends on the actors; the good ones can make the dialogue relevant regardless of the setting. check out Ian McKellen's version of Richard III, set in an alternate, 1930's fascist England, to see how it can be work brilliantly.

Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011


I just looked into that on IMDB.  And what a cast of supporting actors.  I'll see if it's on Netflix, thanks for the tip.

JL on Aug 10, 2011


no worries, hope you like it.

Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011


the music for the trailer made it even more sick !  , haterr!

Kevin_humber on Aug 10, 2011


ah-ha..vanessa redgrave seem to be giving an oscar worthy performance after soooooooo long. i just died and went to heaven. the trailer looks fine too.

Haqyunus on Aug 10, 2011


Intense indeed. Love it. I hope it's rock solid.

Johnny Neat on Aug 10, 2011


Wow, this might be my most anticipated movie right now, it looks awesome.

Furious911 on Aug 11, 2011


Ehm...Procedural crumble tutorial from VCP anyone?

CookieMonster on Aug 12, 2011


holy shit

Jonathon Thompson on Aug 15, 2011


Who did the music for the trailer?  I heard this once before in a trailer for Wolfman and thought it was Danny Elfman.  Anyone know? 

Cory on Aug 15, 2011


Saw this at TIFF and it was great!

Guesswho on Oct 27, 2011


I'm sad  reading the comment of 'Guest'. (My English is poor, sorry! ) I know Coriolanus well because I adore Shakespeare. The film isn't yet in my country I looked only on the web the excellent trailer and the few parts of the play what was to be seen at all. I find it wonderful, very emotional and can hardly wait to see it. Why would it be 'Voldemort's revenge'? IMHO it is a gift from a brilliant actor, wo is at home before and behind the camera and I hope that the nearly two decades merited Oscar will reach him . By the way: to identify an actor with a role and not to realize the talent and intellect of the artist ...may I say, it's a bit primitive? ...Sorry!  

Zsuzsanna on Dec 30, 2011


Saw it as a first viewing in October 2010. Always loved Shakespeare. Liked the film a lot. Intense and compelling. Weak ending... But maybe it's been re-edited since then

Hels100 on Jan 6, 2012

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