Sunday, June 14, 2009

Scorsese Embraces Horror And Suspense With "Shutter Island".

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Here's one movie from director Martin Scorsese that I'm definitely planning to go and see. From Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island's fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane. They run into trouble when they are deceived by others, a hurricane hits and an inmate riot traps them on the island.

Feature film rights to the 2003 novel Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane were first optioned to Columbia Pictures in 2003, but the rights lapsed back to the author. The author's representatives then sold the rights to the production company Phoenix Pictures, who hired screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis to script the novel for a film adaptation. The project was in development for a year. By October 2007, the project had developed into a co-production between the studios Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures. Director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who had worked together on three films, were both attracted to Shutter Island as their next collaboration. Locations like Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Nova Scotia were scouted.

I am probably in the minority when I say this, but Leonardo DiCaprio is not one of my favorite actors. However, judging by this trailer, it looks like he is finally doing a movie that I would be more than happy to see him in.

You can expect to find Shutter Island in your theater on October 2, 2009.

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