Ralph Fiennes has met with critical acclaim for his directorial debut, Coriolanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play that sees a banished Roman hero return to the city seeking vengeance.

The film is a fusion of classical dialogue pulled straight from the Bard's text, along with cutting-edge visuals of modern combat.

This is not the first time Shakespeare's plays have been given a twist on the silver screen. International Business Times UK takes a look at other cinematic adaptations.