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Shutter Island to become an HBO series, Martin Scorsese to direct?

08.25.2014by: Eric Walkuski

If you thought watching Leonardo DiCaprio get put through the ringer on SHUTTER ISLAND was the end of the tale, you should have your head examined.

Paramount and HBO are apparently plotting "Ashecliffe", a television series based on the Dennis Lehane novel and subsequent Martin Scorsese movie starring DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley and Michelle Williams.

Ashecliffe is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series begins before the events of the film. The focus is the past of hospital, and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders who erected the hospital in the early 20th Century and developed the methods of treatment use for the mentally ill.

Lehane will write the pilot with Tom Bernardo, and Scorsese, who has a fruitful relationship with both Paramount and HBO, is looking to helm.

It remains to be seen if the TV show enlists Ruffalo, Kingsley and Max Von Sydow to reprise their roles, but it's a cinch DeCaprio won't be involved. Shall be quite interesting to see which names become attached to this enticing project.

Extra Tidbit: Can you picture SHUTTER ISLAND as a TV series?
Source: Deadline

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