Friday, September 3, 2010

No word yet on Coriolanus release date

So what's the deal behind this movie ? Well... it's a adaptation from William Shakespeare and the film is in post production and is finished, but no release date has been set as of yet. Several websites mention he film being released this year but since there is on 4 months left in the year, that date doesn't seem likely. At least I have some information on the movie and it's premise below...

Directed and starring Ralph Fiennes and also starring Gerard Butler, Vannessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain, Dragon Micanovic, James Nesbitt and Paul Jesson in a script adapted by John Logan ( The Aviator ) with recent Oscar winner Barry Ackroyd handling the cinematography.

The original premise of Coriolanus centers on a Roman leader who faced a schism between the support of the Senate and the will of the plebeians. Citizens are angry at Coriolanus for withholding grain, but he earns a title as hero of Rome after facing down an army led by Tullus Aufidius (Butler). Upon his return to Rome, the mother of Coriolanus (Redgrave) encourages him to take a more active role in city politics. But his enemies push him into a rage, he rails against the idea of the plebeians having power, and is banished as a traitor. Coriolanus makes a deal with Aufidius to take revenge on Rome.

Not sure if they’ll translate the story directly from the book or if they’ll adapt it into modern English. For example, Baz Luhrmann’s rendition of Romeo + Juliet used the original Shakespearean dialogue in the script but everything else was present day. We wonder what route Fiennes will take?

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !