I haven’t decided whether to watch this trailer for the latest Scorsese film yet or not, but don’t let that stop you. Catch it in HD at Apple if you’d prefer.

Based on the crime thriller by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), Shutter Island tells the story of two US marshals (Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) investigating the disappearance of a murderess from a mental hospital. Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Max Von Sydow, Emily Mortimer and Jackie Earle Haley also star.

Heads up: Ryan at Awards Daily

6 Responses to “Trailer: Shutter Island”

  1. This looks fun. Scorsese playing with the psychological thriller in its gumshoe and madhouse (that place looks like Arkham Asylum as Alcatraz) manifestations. A cast of quality right down to what must be relatively minor roles. I’m getting a strong Angle Heart vibe, a film I enjoy a great deal.

  2. If Scorsese is going to continue his career as man-for-hire, this is what I like – an overstylized horror film in the vein of his Cape Fear (which I love).

    I’ve read the book, and have a question for people who’ve read the script: do they keep the big reveal? The book’s ending was too reminiscent of too many other movies for my taste.

  3. The ending of the script I’ve seen sticks closely to the ending of the novel, Chuck. A little tighter and more streamlined. But it’s a draft dated October, 2007, so much could have changed since then. We all know it’s not unusual for filmmakers to add another hairpin turn to twisty plots of well-known novels.

    I wasn’t that fond of the novel when I first read it a couple of years ago, and cringed a little when I heard Scorsese had chosen to direct the adaptation. Always felt that they’d have to do something with that old-fashioned ending.

    In retrospect though, and after seeing the tone of the trailer, I can see how it’s all of a piece. I can hook you up with the 2007 script if you write to me through my contact address at Awards Daily, ok?

  4. Yeah, Ryan, I had similar thoughts about the book. I know Lehane has said that he’s going for a classical-gothic vibe, but too many recent movies (and some books) have used the device in exactly the way he did. And it compromises a mystery that could have been interesting.

    Lehane has ending issues anyway.

    And I appreciate the offer Ryan, hitting you up!

  5. [Should mention, the script is no work of art on its own, but looks like a sturdy framework for Scorsese to adorn with directorial flourish. Just don’t expect Monahandy polish. Lehane’s novel was adapted by Laeta Kalogridis, whose sole award listed on IMDb is a Razzie nomination for Stone’s Alexander.

    But hey, at least she didn’t win! Tough competition at the Razzies that year, with Catwoman sweeping the top categories.

    To be fair, Kalogridis apparently has screenplays being developed for James Cameron and James Mangold, so she seems to have a knack for knocking out scripts that satisfy the big boys.]

  6. Hmm. It has much more of a horror vibe than I thought it did. But it does look fun. I’m kinda psyched that Max von Sydow is in it.

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