It has been revealed today that the next to get the TV treatment is Shutter Island, the 2010 movie which was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, and Mark Ruffalo.
HBO (the US cable network behind show like Game of Thrones and True Detective) have picked up the series which is set to be called Ashecliffe, the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place.
Ashecliffe takes place before Shutter Island, and that’s all we know about the series as of right now!
However, it has been revealed that Dennis Lehane (the writer of the novel that Shutter Island was based on) will pen the pilot episode, while Martin Scorsese will direct, continuing his relationship with HBO after helming the first episode of Boardwalk Empire and a currently untitled rock ‘n roll drama.
There’s no word on when we should expect to see Ashecliffe, but it’s an exciting sounding series, though admittedly a pretty surprising one. Are you looking forward to the Shutter Island prequel?