This film, available to UK markets (click here, for example) but not yet available in the US, intriguingly sets Julius Caesar in contemporary Africa. Although none of the things I've read about the production place it more specifically than that, I would hazard Nigeria as the country inspiring the setting—many of the actors' names are Nigerian, as are some of the accents.
Many of the film's scenes are enacted on the Royal Shakespeare Company's stage, but other scenes are shot in a studio—and the description the UK branch of Amazon gives notes that it was also filmed "on location." The result is an excellent mix of theatre and film. In other words, don't expect this to be merely a filmed version of a stage production. Even the camera work for the on-stage scenes is varied and impressive.
As a sample, here's part of the opening scene. After much ceremony and celebration, Julius Caesar gives instructions to Mark Antony that humiliate Calpurnia—after which, he hears the voice of the Soothsayer over the noise of the crowd.
I have not watched the entire film—I wanted to get some preliminary impressions out quickly—but I'm enormously impressed. I admire the choices regarding the Soothsayer: instead of a weak, old man—blind in some productions (e.g., Mankiewicz's)—this is a strong, powerful Soothsayer, not easily dismissed.
I hope this production will soon become more widely available. It's enormously enjoyable as a production of Julius Caesar, and its position in Global Shakespeares will provide a significant amount of food for thought.
Links: The Film at IMDB.
Click here to purchase the film from amazon.co.uk