Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Trailer for Shutter Island, Based on the Novel by Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

FirstShowing.net is reporting the first official trailer for Martin Scorsese's upcoming film Shutter Island has been released. Based on the novel Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ben Kingsley.

Shutter Island takes place in the year 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) and his new partner, Chuck Aule (Ruffalo), have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Multiple murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this remote and barren island, despite having been kept in a locked cell under constant surveillance. As a killer hurricane bears relentlessly down on them, a strange case takes on even darker, more sinister shades -- with hints of radical experimentation, horrifying surgeries, and lethal countermoves made in the cause of a covert shadow war. No one is going to escape Shutter Island unscathed, because nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems. But then neither is Teddy Daniels.

Shutter Island is the third of Lehane's novels to be filmed. Mystic River (2003) won Academy Awards for Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, and in 2007 Gone Baby Gone with Casey Afleck and Morgan Freeman was released.

Watch the trailer for Shutter Island below; the film is scheduled for release October 02, 2009:

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