FIRST LOOK

First Official Photo from Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island

by
April 22, 2009
Source: Empire

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?

Shutter Island Photo

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.

Find more posts in First Look, Photos

Discover more around the web:

Loading...
  • BahHumbug
    Go Marty!
  • Itri
    Beyond excited. I'm glad Marty is doing something completely different. For whatever reason every time I hear about this I think Touch of Evil. So incredible.
  • Matt S
    Gimme a trailer NOW! Martin Scorsese is the greatest!
  • Dave Lister, J.M.C.
    This photo is a bit weak. The film was shot in several towns in Massachusetts last year. A buddy of who is a photographer, was able to sneak onto an outdoor set. He got 15 or so great shots of a concentration camp set, before he was told to get lost, by a security guard. The set was a very impressive looking representation of Auschwitz. I'd post links; but I don't want him getting in any trouble.
  • The Duke of New York
    Scorsese is definitely the man. He continues to indulge himself with studio money to make some of the best American films ever.
  • Scott McHenry
    Wow the screenwriters past projects suck, not saying this will suck though
  • Fisherr
    Scorsese always looks professional and act professional i just respect the man and totally respect his work.
  • Roberto Dinamite
    michelle williams is so damn fine.
  • JimD
    Can't wait. Scorsese is movie story telling at its finest.
  • viral
    michelle williams looks like a younger virginia madssen in this shot... not so sure i like her looking like this.... and DiCaprio seems to have found his wardrobe from catch me if you can... i like that though... Marty and Leonardo make magic... i loved the Aviator
  • markers
    What does it matter that the photo is not so "impressive?" Are you expecting them to be in character 24/7? I think it's nice to see a little of what the set and costume design is like. Thanks for the post, Alex!
  • Boris
    Meh. I'm dreading the thought of how badly Scorsese has fucked up a decent novel. The guy is such an inept storyteller. I'd love this to be his masterpiece but I sense a disaster of Cape Fear proportions.
  • elessar
    Boris: the fact that you call Scorsese an inept storyteller renders your comment irrelevant. Marty is, if anything, America's best living director. BTW, the last time a great director adapted a Dennis Lehane novel we got MYSTIC RIVER
  • Joanne Dubravich
    Wow! I'm so glad Dennis Lehane's 'Shutter Island' is under Scorsese's skillful direction. I was just looking to see whether 'The Given Day' (fantastic Lehane) was going to be filmed (yes, with Sam Raimi directing, no cast or date that I've found) when I found that 'Shutter Island' has been filmed and set for release in October. With DiCaprio and Scorsese together, it will be great.

FEATURED POSTS

POPULAR COMMENTS

OUR FAVORITES

Alex's Top 10 - 2016
1. La La Land
2. Paterson
3. Arrival
4. Captain Fantastic
5. 20th Cent. Women
6. Pete's Dragon
7. Jackie
8. Kubo & Two Strings
9. Everybody Wants
10. Wilderpeople
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10 - 2016
1. Moonlight
2. The Handmaiden
3. High-Rise
4. Elle
5. Arrival
6. Kubo & Two Strings
7. 13th
8. Jackie
9. Toni Erdmann
10. The Witch
Click Here for Thoughts

FOLLOW US HERE

Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly

FACEBOOK + LINKS