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Second Shutter Island Trailer

Posted: October 3, 2009 at 11:38 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

shutter-island-movie-posterI was genuinely disappointed when they moved this film from an October release to a January date. It doesn’t look like a typical Scorsese film, and that is what intrigues me so much. I guess the one positive to the pushed back release date is that I can finally read Dennis Lehane’s novel. If anyone can let me know if Scorsese has ever done anything close to this type of psychological thriller, let me know. Well, at least we know now that there is at least one January release we can look forward to. The biggest question, is the studio going to find a way to do a limited release in December to qualify for awards season? If not, it shows a lack of faith in the picture…


Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio team up as a pair of U.S. Marshals who travel to a secluded island off the coast of Massachusetts to search for an escaped mental patient, uncovering a web of deception along the way as they battle the forces of nature and a prison riot in this Martin Scorsese-helmed period picture. Laeta Kalogridis adapts Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name, with Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures splitting production and distribution duties. Ben Kingsley co-stars as the head of the institution where the patient resided, while Michelle Williams portrays Leonardo DiCaprio’s deceased wife, whose memory haunts him during the investigation. Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, and Jackie Earle Haley round out the supporting cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, All Movie Guide