Shutter Island Promo


Here’s a promo published in a Berliner Zeitung newspaper for the new Scorsese film Shutter Island. Based on the book by the same name by Boston’s own Dennis Lehane, the film stars Leo, Mark Ruffalo, and Ben Kingsley. The official synopsis:

Shutter Island tells the story of a U.S marshell Teddy Daniels (Leo), and his Partner Chuck Aule (Ruffalo) and their search for an escaped patient of the Shutter Island mental institution run by Dr. Cawley (Kingsley) and the Warden. Through his search Teddy finds hidden secrets about the Island, the patients, his partner, and even himself. Remember Things aren’t always what they seem to be…

Despite the shittiness of this print advertisment (which I honestly think is a fake), I’m very excited for this movie. I’m a huge Lehane fan and I ferociously read Shutter Island while I was home for Christmas last year. Like very other Lehane novel, I could not put it the fuck down. The majority of my word consumption consists of sci-fi and crime, and as far as the crime sector goes, Lehane is the modern day Chandler. Honestly, not to be blasphemous, Lehane may be better than Chandler. So far, Hollywood is two for two with nailing adaptations of Lehane’s work (Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone), and that statistic coupled with Marty at the helm instills mucho excitement in the loins of Mars. The movie is scheduled for release on October 2, 2009 and I recommend reading the source material beforehand. You know, so you can bitch about how shitty the movie was and know what you’re talking about. Nooch.



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