Must Watch: First Trailer for Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island

June 10, 2009
Source: Apple

Shutter Island Trailer

Paramount has debuted the first official trailer for Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow, and Jackie Earle Haley. It looks like Scorsese has finally decided to take on Hitchcock head on, and DiCaprio may finally get that Oscar he's been waiting for. Shutter Island is the first movie we've seen anything from that is a big Oscar contender this year. And wow does it look incredible. The performances all seem exceptional, DiCaprio and Kingsley especially, and I really can't wait to see this story unfold under Scorsese's direction.

Does this trailer live up to all of your expectations? Let us know what you think of Scorsese's latest below!

Watch the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island:

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You can also watch the trailer for Shutter Island in High Definition on Apple

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.

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Will Schiffelbein on Jun 10, 2009


Looks good! I read the book awhile ago and as soon as I finished I knew it would make a great movie someday. Jackie Earle Haley looks creepy as hell.

germs on Jun 10, 2009


looks great.

Matt Suhu on Jun 10, 2009


ya, jackie earle haley looks very creepy... he's playing the new freddy krueger as well, non-stop with the creepyness... but this looks amazing!

johnny rico on Jun 10, 2009


Oh. My. God. This movie looks so great, im still speechless. Jackie Haley in this film looks so demented (in a good way), makes me wonder how hes going to tackle Nightmare on Elm Street. But im loving the special effects and cinematography...Martin Scorsese never seems to fail me.

Nikhil Hariharan on Jun 10, 2009


Looks promising. Can't say anything about Oscars though

Dan W on Jun 10, 2009


sweet sweet sweet... Love you Scorsese... DiCaprio... hmm.. not so much, but he will do fine

Dusty on Jun 10, 2009



xerxex on Jun 10, 2009


While the content looks great, I think the trailer could have been more subtle. Although I completley understand why they went for the more commercial feel, that's how they make their money. I just wish that more trailers were like that of District 9. Personally I think both these movies will be fantastic as well as The Lovely Bones, AVATAR, and Nine, starring Daniel-Day Lewis.

David Wilson on Jun 10, 2009


Fucking shitballs! That looks awesome!

Kevin on Jun 10, 2009



josh on Jun 10, 2009


I think DiCaprio looks better than this than the trailer in the Departed made him look, and that was probably his best performance as of yet. I love that Scorsese's filmmaking has the energy of a fresh, new talent when he's in his 70's. I totally think this has Oscar potential (like that really matters).

Stryker on Jun 10, 2009


Is it just me or are a lot of fall films releasing their trailers earlier than usual. The Road and Nine had trailers in May, and the films don't come out until October and November respectively. Personally, I didn't expect to see this trailer until Public Enemies comes out next month. As for the trailer...Shutter Island is now firmly my most anticipated film for the rest of the year.

elessar on Jun 10, 2009


Awesome! Looks thrilling!

Nick Sears on Jun 10, 2009


13, These trailers are being released now to coincide with the huge summer tent poles that are being released last month and this month. After early July, all the big movies will have come out leaving the lesser films for the rest of the summer. Classically the Oscar contenders reveal themselves during the month of May...

LINKFX on Jun 10, 2009


Looks pretty intense!

tankmaster on Jun 10, 2009


DiCaprio has become one of my new fav actors

ocp on Jun 10, 2009


looks AMAZING. hahaha very mind boggling. okay, i predict that Leo is actually crazy. and Mark Ruffalo is part of his imagination.... but, i hope it isn't that predictable. :O

Fc on Jun 10, 2009


looks excellent!

Caleb on Jun 10, 2009


Love martins work and Leo as well. Sounds sweet.

Cat on Jun 10, 2009


Looks like a good time! Love insane asylums.

crAziemutant on Jun 10, 2009


I couldn't help but agree with Fc (#18) and to add to that, I think Leo was the 67th... other than that, very interesting movie and of course it's Scorsese!

miracle disease on Jun 10, 2009


DiCaprio is finally looking older and starting to fit into the rolls he's in. This looks very promising.

L on Jun 10, 2009


Trailer looks exactly like what you would expect from Martin Scorsese. Excellence.

Jim on Jun 10, 2009


There's also another crucial point that no one has mentioned. This is based on the book Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. The man responsible for writing Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone. The book was incredible. And I think the movie looks incredible as well.

Brian Ricci on Jun 10, 2009


very excited for this one!

Lacey on Jun 10, 2009


This looks like everything you would expect from a well-crafted psychological thriller. The gritty, creepy imagery looks awesome and the characters intense. Please keep on making movies Mr. Scorsese.

Mick on Jun 10, 2009


I have a feeling that 18 is right...right to the rent bin...damn and it looked good to...when you can guess the twist ending from watching the trailer you just gave up to much.

I Wants Big Boom on Jun 10, 2009


what #16 said

SHANEDAV on Jun 10, 2009


@23 - Yeah, he looks to be finally hitting his late teens 😉

Chris on Jun 10, 2009


i see no oscar. looks fun though.

brian barajas on Jun 10, 2009


Jesus Christ....I wish i was watching this movie right now.

DoomCanoe on Jun 10, 2009


I love Martin Scorsese but I wish he would stop working with DiCaprio. He wasn't very good in Gangs of New York, just okay in The Aviator, though he was excellent in The Departed. And he always has a different accent in every movie now, which doesn't seem to work for him. I mean, you can say technicallly gets the accent right, but it always sounds like he's talking with a fake accent--not like for, say, Ben Kingsly, who's different accents are always completely natural and believable and you never think twice about it. DiCaprio has had a few good performances, but much of the time he seems to be really expressive and intense but just slightly unconvincing--there's always a few points where it's just obvious that he's an actor playing a role. I don't know, my two cents. At least his track record with Scorsese says he's getting better. I really hope this is good and I hope the trailer didn't give too much away.

scm1000 on Jun 10, 2009


sweet jesus, that looks cool

d1rEct on Jun 10, 2009


"Fucking shitballs! That looks awesome!" Same

Crapola on Jun 10, 2009


Well if this movie does live up to the hype that its getting so far, then his film adaption of the book "Silence" is going to be just as amazing. The eeriness and creepy vibe from this film can well be translated to the adaption, and if the violence in this film is surreal and gritty, then i cant wait for Silence.

Nikhil Hariharan on Jun 10, 2009


wow...that's one of the most intense trailer i've ever seen...looks awesomeeeee..

Dexter on Jun 11, 2009


@33 Marty and Leo make a GREAT team. you say he was OK in aviator? i say that was probably one of his best roles till date... the point you make about him being an actor playing role... watch aviator again and tell me you dont see the madness of howard hughes in Leo's eyes. Departed he was great. Gangs of new york i couldnt care less but this looks like its gonna be a great year with Nolan's inception and marty's shutter island more power to Leo.

viral on Jun 11, 2009


Looks great although I would not have said it was a Scorsese if I didn't already know. It reminds me of Gothika and DiCaprio looks like he has his Dad's coat on! But I love the look of it and can't wait to see it.

Kaiser on Jun 11, 2009


HELL, YEA!! that looks great!

dan on Jun 11, 2009


Wait a second, rewind. Scorsese has finally "decided to take Hitchcock on?" Yes Hitchcock and films were known for his suspenseful plots but his style and Scorsese's style have numerous distinct differences. The way he filmed Shutter Island doesn't even seem to echo any of Hitchcock's descent into madness type films (like Vertigo). And if you are going to use that quote just because Scorsese did a suspense/thriller film- you can technically find echoes of similar plots in The King of Comedy, Cape Fear, Bringing Out the Dead, and even Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver (argued by some to be in vein of a Hitchcock protagonist for the New Hollywood era of the 70's) all of which have either elements of a thriller or a mystery. I just really disagree with hyperbole for hyperbole's sake.

Bahumbug on Jun 11, 2009


I'm speechless! That was absolutley amazing! Great cast, looks like a crazy, twisted story. Another Scorsese masterpiece! I'm gonna watch that again...

K on Jun 11, 2009


Not sure how he is taking on Hitchcock with this highly commercial and seemingly predictable thriller. WTF is so "Hitchcocky" about this trailer? I think it's just cocky.

Lokiluvcocky on Jun 11, 2009


incredable. great cast. Scorsese is awesome. OSCAR material!!!

D&S'S MOM on Jun 11, 2009


I hate to break the bad news here folks, but ask anyone who read the book. It's extremely well-plotted, well-written all around, and the characters and mood are fantastic. HOWEVER. The ending of the story is so predictable and also so much like a number of other movies that have come out in recent years, that I fear this movie will be a BIG let-down to a lot of people at the end. It looks fantastic, and I love Scorsese, Dicaprio, et all, so I will probably see it. But, I was kinda shocked when I learned that Scorsese had taken this on. It just seems to predictable of a "twist" ending for him to have signed on for it. Audiences are used to looking for twists in thriller mysteries and I think this one will be figured out by most before it happens.

ReadTheBook on Jun 11, 2009


Shawshank meets Silence of the Lambs! Can't wait

Bunny Lebowski on Jun 11, 2009


holy ballsack! Scorsese is a fantastic student of cinema history he can make any style of film he wants. He has such a grasp of formalism and aesthetic nuance from his favorite directors and films, he simply can't help paying tribute to past masters in his films, all the while making them uniquely his own. The trailer seems very Kubrick-Lynch-Cape Fear. And Max Von Sydow FTW!! I cannot wait. And DiCaprio is a fantastic actor, you haters. The Aviator gets better and better with every viewing. He owns that role and your ass!

Drew on Jun 11, 2009


looks incredibly good

virgil on Jun 11, 2009


loved the book, hopefully the movie will do it justice

connecticut websites on Jun 11, 2009


Reminds me of Jacob's Ladder. So Scorsese is doing a psychological movie? Very interesting, not what I was expecting at all!

Movie Fan on Jun 11, 2009


I agree Drew. Can't understand how anyone can watch any of the recent DiCaprio films and not think we're watching a great actor in his prime. Is it just leftover vitriol from the Titanic film and all the teen girls that liked him then, and not us?

ReadTheBook on Jun 11, 2009


readthebook, I think your right. DiCaprio is really in his prime now and his last several roles have been fantastic. I thought the DiCaprio-Titanic backlash was over a long time ago, but some jealous guys simply can't get over it. DiCaprio was a great actor BEFORE Titanic (What's Eating Gilbert Grape) and still is people!

Drew on Jun 11, 2009



Mike Meehowski on Jun 11, 2009


#46... Good call!

K on Jun 11, 2009


Hell yeah looks awesome! Scorsese is back to form!

Richard on Jun 11, 2009


Reminds me of THE BLACK DAHLIA. Looks awesome.

Ryan on Jun 11, 2009



Fisherr on Jun 11, 2009


Gotta dissagree with you #46. Shawshank meets Jacobs Ladder. And maybe it was the period it's set in or the location, but did anyone else get an H.P. Lovecraftian vibe off of this?

Jasonmd2020 on Jun 11, 2009


Scorsese's take on Horror? Looks cool

Bob on Jun 11, 2009



Blaise on Jun 11, 2009


after reading a little bit of info about the book...umm i take back what i said earlier. i really hope scorsese did something amazing with this if not it will be refurbished crap with very predictable "plot-twists"

Blaise on Jun 11, 2009


I already know the ending to this movie: DiCaprio dies!!! Nah, seriously, it looks pretty decent. I've grown to like Leonardo's acting.

GTO on Jun 11, 2009


Leo is just a wittle guy, but he no fwaid of ghosties!

hobo slim on Jun 11, 2009


#50- Scorsese has been done several "psychological" movies since 1976. What are you talking about?

Bahumbug on Jun 11, 2009


let me guess leonardo is the 67th soo obvious

eric on Jun 11, 2009


I am really not sure. This one seems a little bit more intense that Scorsese's usual bag. I mean don't get me wrong it look cool and all, but then again it is a horror/thriller esque movie this one seems to be leaning more to the horror aspect with all the angles and lighting they used. And while I have never been much of a fan of that genre, I think this looks like an interesting flick to say the least. However I don't think this is oscar worthy, it really doesn't fit with their usual shtick.

Movieraider321 on Jun 12, 2009


I am 67!

MegaTom on Jun 12, 2009


That is what happened when Jack tried to change the future.

AprilCoolsDay on Jun 12, 2009


Scorsese is the best, and Leo's top 5, no way this movie isn't awesome. First horror/thriller movie worth seeing in a good decade.

McKenzie on Jun 12, 2009


Just so everyone knows, although you my think so from the trailer, this is in no way a horror film. If it's true to the book, it will be a very intense psychological thriller until the very end, which was a HUGE letdown for me, because it is very much like a number of endings to other recent movies. However, some folks really like the ending, also, so it's a matter of personal taste, I suppose.

ReadTheBook on Jun 12, 2009


Okay, let me know if anyone agrees with this, but this is what it sounds like: Leo: Hey, I'm a cop. Let me in. Doctor: Okay *goes in* Leo: Let me out. Doctor: Why? You think you're some sort of cop? Leo: Nooooooo!!!

LW on Jun 12, 2009


Oh my... excellent cast, excellent director. The trailer looks so good! Leo is certainly well past his corny, youngster 'Jack' days and is getting better and better. And Kingsley, well, I don't really have to say anything about his acting talents, do I?

MCB on Jun 12, 2009


DiCaprio keeps getting better as he gets older. I never thought he will leave his archetype from his young cheese films, but he is proving me wrong.

Dan on Jun 13, 2009


Can someone please explain tom me what these last two comments mean?? When did DiCaprio ever take "corny" or "cheesy" roles? He broke onto the scene as a possible Oscar nominee and never looked back. The only possible thing that I can think of is Titanic, but that's just one movie, and not only that, but there was nothing cheesy or corny about his acting or role in that film. It's just that guys hated him after it because it was a romantic movie. He was fantastic in it. Does no one remember "Gilbert Grape" or "The Basketball Diaries"??? What the hell??? Corny???

ReadTheBook on Jun 13, 2009


BTW, I realize that he was in some TV shows and a low-budget movie or two as a child, but are you seriously going that far back?

ReadTheBook on Jun 13, 2009


The ending got a pretty good reception at the recent test screening.

jocoloraci on Jun 14, 2009


This looks amazing. Huge Scorsese & DiCaprio fan. Can't wait until it comes out.

Panache Desai on Jun 14, 2009


lets all thank the ass hole known as eric aka #65 for pointing out the obvious and ruining the movie. my 11yo brother guessed that, along with everyone else. BUT NO ONE SAID IT BECAUSE IT RUINS THE MOVIE! go to hell and burn there

DoomCanoe on Jun 17, 2009


It looks damn great, even if it falls short of "Oscar material". However... <<>> What, did everyone just turn a blind eye to the "Nine" trailer?

jbaker475 on Jun 19, 2009


wow this looks like it's going to be incredible...can't wait to see it in cinemas later this year. DiCaprio looks like he gives an amazing performance.

Virtual Office in Edinburgh on Jun 29, 2009


LEO is a very serious actor. From a Boys Life to the looks of this thriller. The collaborations with Scorcese are first rate. The next one will be SINATRA

Harvey White on Jun 30, 2009


This film will get The Oscar

Val on Jul 2, 2009


This movie WILL suck, I assure you...Yet ANOTHER detective who investigates the mysterious, only to confront his own personal battles (a.k.a. His Former Wife & child, now Dead, coming back to haunt him). Boooooooorrrrrrrrringgggggg! How many millions of times have we seen this? The only thing this will get an oscar nod for - if anything - is if Randy Newman plays a song at the credits LOL!

big S_mella on Jul 2, 2009


What do you mean that he's taking on Hitchcock directly?

really? on Jul 7, 2009


Or "head on" I mean.

really? on Jul 7, 2009


Rather than taking Hitchcock head on, I think Scorcese is probably just tipping his hat to him. Check out the Psycho direct-on shot of the shower head, the ghostly embrace from Vertigo, the cliffhanger (literally) from North by Northwest. Just a few, I'm sure. Can't wait to see it.

Smasher on Jul 18, 2009


Scorsese doin' a friggin' horror flick?-about damn time! 🙂

David Banner on Jul 22, 2009


oh it's gotta be awesome. can't wait till october.

robb on Jul 29, 2009

89 def gonna go see this

desiree on Aug 8, 2009


i love martin scorsese, hes my favorite director ever.

mike on Aug 25, 2009


I never saw Scorsese filming a thriller or a scary movie. I am looking forward to seeing it.

Hsa on Oct 1, 2009


Think I'll wait for this one to show up at the library!

majella on Nov 14, 2009


Does anyone know if a similar movie has been made? When I saw the trailer it felt like I had already seen this movie before...but I can't find anything to support my memory. I have not read the book for shutter I don't know how the story goes? But I am torn that I feel like I have seen this movie (or one similar) before and I can't figure it out. If anyone knows please help me. Thanks!

peggy on Feb 7, 2010


Peggy, I know I have seen a very similar movie too!!! Just can't remember what it was called, but was almost identical to the plot here.

kgd on Feb 12, 2010


I had the exact same feeling like deja vu! If you find out please post!!! It is killing me>>> as it was exactly the same.

hillary on Feb 20, 2010

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