Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island is His Best Film Yet?!
This isn't exactly news, per se, but I love hearing about early buzz like this. Plus, I think this movie deserves another mention since its been nearly a year since we last talked about it. Oscar winning director Martin Scorsese's next film is a thriller based off of a Dennis Lehane book titled Shutter Island. It's an immensely complex psychological thriller about two US Marshals and their investigation into the disappearance of a mental patient from a Massachusetts asylum who is supposedly hiding on Shutter Island. Mark Ruffalo, who stars in the film as one of the US Marshals (alongside of Leonardo DiCaprio), recently told MTV that "this could be one of his great films." Can Scorsese pull off another masterpiece?
Ruffalo explained that "it is Martin Scorsese's playground with this movie. He gets to do everything he loves about film. He does noir, fantasy sequences, dream sequences, madness, suspense, tough urban stuff. It's absolute madness and twist upon twist." I'm trying to limit myself on learning about what exactly takes place in the story so I can have a more fulfilling experience when I watch the movie for the first time, but it's supposed quite intense. Apparently "the film is about so much more than the basic plotline sketches at." As Ruffalo says, it's "so much bigger" than any basic description makes it seem. This kind of early buzz, even coming from an actor, is quite exciting, especially for a project from Scorsese.
After blowing everyone away with The Departed, I think I'm not the only one who is anxiously awaiting Scorsese's his next film. If you really can't wait to find out what happens before this hits theaters, you're more than welcome to pick up a copy of the book. Dennis Lehane's previous books that made it to the big screen include Clint Eastwood's Mystic River and Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone, two other phenomenal films. And if all this buzz says anything about what we can expect with this adaptation, I'm guessing it'll be one hell of a twisted flick. Unfortunately we've got to wait almost another year before we get to see it - Paramount has it slated for October 2nd, 2009. Here's to hoping that release date gets bumped up!