The film, based on the novel "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane, is an atmospheric psychological thriller set in a 1950s asylum for the criminally insane. It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Shutter Island's Ashecliffe Hospital. He'd been gunning for an assignment on the island for reasons of his own -- but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister.
Teddy's code-breaking skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues proliferate, Teddy begins to doubt everything -- his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.
Martin Scorsese is teaming up with author Dennis Lehane once again for an HBO TV series based on their 2010 thriller Shutter Island.
Dennis Lehane, who wrote the novel Shutter Island is based on, will write the pilot script, with Martin Scorsese set to direct the first episode. The series is tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the name of the isolated mental hospital where the book and film are set, with the story to take place before the events of the movie. The show will focus on the hospital's past, and the sinister secrets of the facility's founders in the early 20th Century, who developed methods of treatment for the mentally ill.Read More
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Dennis Lehane talks Shutter Island Ever since legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood turned Dennis Lehane's novel Mystic River into an Oscar-winning feature film, Hollywood has certainly taken notice of the successful author. Actor Ben Affleck made a terrific directorial debut with the adaptation of Lehane's novel Gone Baby Gone and earlier this year another film legend, Martin Scorsese, directed the third adaptation of a Dennis Lehane novel, Shutter Island, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 8. I had the chance to speak with Lehane over the phone about this film, which marked his debut as an executive producer, and here's what he had to say.
I was curious on where the initial inception for Shutter Island came from and what inspired you to write this book?Read More
You can bring home the latest thriller from director Martin Scorsese home on both DVD and Blu-ray this June. Shutter Island will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 8. We don't have any pricing details, but it seems the standard DVD will contain no special features and you can look at the cover art for both releases below. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Jackie Earle Haley.
Based on the best-selling novel by celebrated writer Dennis Lehane, Shutter Island was written for the screen by Laeta Kalogridis and tells the story of two U.S. marshals investigating the mysterious disappearance of an inmate from a hospital for the criminally insane. But as their investigation proceeds, they uncover an intricate web of deception where nothing may be as it seems. Filled with nail-biting suspense and unexpected plot twists, Shutter Island is a must-see thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end.Read More
While there were two new and very high profile movies at the box office this weekend they were no match for the returning champ, Shutter Island. The re-teaming of legendary director Martin Scorsese and international superstar-actor Leonardo DiCaprio proved successful for the second week in a row as the pair kept their number one spot at the box office this weekend with their psychological thriller. The film, which dropped nearly 50% from its opening weekend actually added 12 theaters and earned $7,393 per each of its 3,003 theaters for a weekend total of $22.2 million, which brings it's total gross to $75 million just shy of it's $80 million production cost. Coming in second in it's debut weekend was Kevin Smith's new buddy-cop movie, Cop Out, starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. The homage to '80s cop comedies made $5,894 in each of its 3,150 theaters for an opening weekend total of $18.5 million.
Also doing well in its premiere weekend was the Breck Eisner directed remake of the George Romero classic, The Crazies, about a plagued small American town starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell. The film, which opened in 2,476 theaters earned $5,894 per theater for an opening weekend total of $16.5 million nearly making back all of it's $20 million production cost. Moving back one place from last week into the number four spot was the film that just won't quit, Avatar. James Cameron's 3D outer-space epic juggernaut was seen in 2,476 theaters and earned $5,700 per theater for a weekend total of $14 million, which brings its total domestic gross to around an incredible $706 million. The film has not only been in the top five on the box office charts for eleven weeks, but has earned nine Oscar nominations, won two Golden Globes and made over $2 billion worldwide now making it the highest grossing film both internationally and domestically of all-time. Finally, rounding out the top five is the Greek mythology adventure film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief based on the popular children's book, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Logan Lerman, Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Sean Bean, Catherine Keener and Ray Winstone. The film, which dropped 35.8% from the previous week was seen in 3,302 theaters and made $2,968 per theater for a weekend total of $9.8 million bringing it's total gross to around $71 million in just three weeks.Read More