10 Movies Surprisingly Based on ShakespearePublished 6 months ago by Andrew Dyce , Updated October 15th, 2013 at 10:10 am,
Centuries my have passed since William Shakespeare last put ink to paper, but the stories he's spun aren't going anywhere. Director Joss Whedon was a film festival hit with his updating of Much Ado About Nothing (2012), and today another re-telling of Romeo & Juliet hits select theatres (after Warm Bodies gave the story a zombie twist). But period costumes and lofty dialogue isn't the only mark of a Shakespearean story; in fact, more movies owe their plot and characters to the Bard than the average movie fan is likely to realize. With that in mind, we put together the following list of 10 Movies You Didn't Know Were Based on Shakespeare.