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Early Teaser Poster for Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island

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March 29, 2009
Source: Rope of Silicon

Early Teaser Poster for Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island

We haven't seen or heard much about Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island just yet, but once the summer is over, it'll be one of those movies that everyone is talking about. Shutter Island is slated for release on October 2nd, but the guys over at Rope of Silicon have dug up a very early teaser poster with some basic teaser art that has at least captured my attention. Though, to be honest, I actually think this looks fake (even though it probably is real). I'm not sure why, it just looks like it was poorly Photoshopped, but maybe we just need a high res version. Anyway, I'm sure we'll see more from this soon enough. Check it out anyway!

Shutter Island Teaser Poster

Set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.

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 of the same name. Paramount is bringing Shutter Island to theaters on October 2nd.

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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments

1

If is not an indie production, it's fake.

Flavio on Mar 29, 2009

2

I'm sure the movie will be better than the poster anyhow. I think it's fake personally.

David Wilson on Mar 29, 2009

3

i really don't know if the poster is real but........i loved the book and can't wait for the movie!!!!

dan on Mar 29, 2009

4

Even if this is fake that plot sounds like Scorsese is doing a horror movie...be interesting.

Cody on Mar 29, 2009

5

Laeta Kalogridis was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Screenplay for Alexander, and Pathfinder was absolutely horrible. I'm very curious as to what drew Scorsese to the project. Although, Kalogridis did adapt the screenplay from a book so the story was already laid out...

Chris on Mar 29, 2009

6

The design firm I work at design movie posters for Universal and Paramount - I can 100% tell you that this is fake. It's a fan made one sheet. You can tell my the amateur looking font.

teh on Mar 29, 2009

7

That's a real low quality poster.

ramez on Mar 29, 2009

8

It looks scary and influential if it's not fake.

Fisherr on Mar 29, 2009

9

fake

Tomi Lahdesmaki on Mar 29, 2009

10

yeah Chris the screenwriter does suck, interesting choice for Scorsese

Scott McHenry on Mar 29, 2009

11

fake

mortuus on Mar 29, 2009

12

oh god even DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley and Scorsese's Amazing talents can't make Laeta Kalogridis writing any good. That guy is a curse to all cinema. I seriously want him tortured for how god awful Alexander and Pathfinder were.

DoomCanoe on Mar 29, 2009

13

the book was amazing

Brian Ricci on Mar 29, 2009

14

The book is fantastic (by Dennis Lehane who wrote Gone Baby Gone which was also excellently adapted) and this cast and director is great so it should make for a great film.

Sumit on Mar 30, 2009

15

It's definitely real, it was in the Berliner Zeitung newspaper. It's just not yet known if it's an actual poster or some kind of early marketing to increase hype.

Dan on Mar 30, 2009

16

I'm excited to see Scorsese take on some horror, but Kalogridis has me scared. I hated pathfinder...

peloquin on Mar 30, 2009

17

Poster looks pretty cool to me, dont know much about the rest of the movie besides the people staring in it.

Me on Mar 30, 2009

18

Emily Mortimer is the crazy girl, right? Everything I've seen her in, she's been a featherweight, optimistic, cute character. But I could see her pulling some Amanda-Plummer-in-Freeway crazy out of that little body. Great cast piques my interest (and Jame Gumb as the Warden? :-O ) This really seems like different territory for Scorsese. On paper, it doesn't sound so interesting. To those complaining about the hack writer, at least Lehane is co-writing it. The hack writer at least knows the ins and outs of the current production system. Anyone know if this will be in color or b&w?

Greedo the Rodian on Mar 30, 2009

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