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.
BahHumbug on Apr 22, 2009
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.
Itri on Apr 22, 2009
Gimme a trailer NOW! Martin Scorsese is the greatest!
Matt S on Apr 22, 2009
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.
Dave Lister, J.M.C. on Apr 22, 2009
Scorsese is definitely the man. He continues to indulge himself with studio money to make some of the best American films ever.
The Duke of New York on Apr 22, 2009
Wow the screenwriters past projects suck, not saying this will suck though
Scott McHenry on Apr 22, 2009
Scorsese always looks professional and act professional i just respect the man and totally respect his work.
Fisherr on Apr 22, 2009
michelle williams is so damn fine.
Roberto Dinamite on Apr 22, 2009
Can't wait. Scorsese is movie story telling at its finest.
JimD on Apr 23, 2009
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
viral on Apr 23, 2009
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!
markers on Apr 23, 2009
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.
Boris on May 1, 2009
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
elessar on May 6, 2009
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.
Joanne Dubravich on May 31, 2009
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