The hit Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio is to be developed into a TV series, with Scorsese directing the pilot episode, and Dennis Lehane writing the script
Martin Scorsese Shutter Island
HBO and Paramount are teaming up to produce a TV version of Martin Scorsese’s 2010 film Shutter Island, Deadline reports.
The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a US marshal investigating the disappearance of a psychiatric patient from an island hospital, was a classy chiller that grossed nearly $300m worldwide. The series, tentatively named Ashecliffe after the hospital the film is set in, would be a prequel, exploring the stories of its founders.
Scorsese is in line to direct the pilot episode, which will be scripted by Dennis Lehane, the crime writer who wrote the novel that Shutter Island is based on – Lehane also wrote Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone, each of which were also adapted into films.
At 71, Scorsese is as busy as he’s ever been. This TV project is added to documentaries he’s recently completed about Bill Clinton and the New York Review of Books, as well as the forthcoming feature film Silence about priests trying to bring Christianity to Japan in the 17th century, which begins filming later this year. He’s already got one project with HBO on the go too: a drama about the music industry set in New York at the birth of punk and disco. Co-produced by Mick Jagger, it stars Jagger’s son James alongside Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano and Andrew Dice Clay.
He also may or may not be involved with a Mike Tyson biopic, with Tyson claiming that the director would helm a film with Jamie Foxx in the lead role.