Written by Nikki Baughan Thursday, 11 June 2009 07:48
Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated film releases of the year. And the brand new - and somewhat creepy - teaser poster and trailer will only increase the excitement for Scorse's first since last years' Rolling Stones documentary Shine A Light.
Shutter Island reunites Scorsese with his favourite leading man Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed, The Aviator, Gangs of New York) who plays young US marshal Teddy Daniels. It's 1954, and Daniels has been assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patience from the Ashecliffe Hospital on Boston's Shutter Island. He soon discovers a promising lead but, as the hospital denies him access to records, Teddy begins to realise there might be something very wrong on the island. And, as a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland and more patients escape, Teddy struggles to keep a grip on his own sanity..
As you'll see from the trailer, which you can check out via the link below, Shutter Island looks as though it marks Scorsese's return to dark thrillers like Cape Fear (1991) and Bringing Out the Dead (1999). Also starring Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley and Patricia Clarkson, the film is due for release on October 9.