First Official Photo from Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island
Our friends over at Empire have yet again debuted another new first look photo today, this time from Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island. Unfortunately, it's not that impressive, considering it's just a simple behind-the-scenes shot of Scorsese working with Leonardo DiCaprio and Michelle Williams. Apparently Shutter Island is a "stylistic shift" for Scorsese. Mark Ruffalo, who co-stars as a US marshal, said, "This could be one of [Scorsese's] great films. He gets to do everything he loves about film: noir, dream sequences, suspense, tough urban stuff. It's absolute madness, twist upon twist." Check out the photo below.
The only question I have about this photo: does Scorsese always look that sharp on his sets every day?
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 cost of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island's fortress-like mental hospital for the criminally insane.
Shutter Island is directed by prolific filmmaker Martin Scorsese, of everything from Taxi Driver to Raging Bull to Goodfellas to Cape Fear to Gangs of New York to The Aviator to The Departed. The screenplay was written by Laeta Kalogridis, of Night Watch, Alexander, and Pathfinder previously. This is based on Dennis Lehane's novel. Paramount is bringing Shutter Island to theaters on February 19th, 2010 early next year.