With Paramount Pictures getting ready to release director Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island February 19, the studio has provided us with 20 high resolution images from the film that stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Max von Sydow. Check them out after the jump:
I’ve spoken to a few people that have seen the film and the reaction is mixed. Some have told me they really liked the film, and others told me they had issues with the ending. Saying that, I’m always going to be first in line for any Scorsese film, so reviews and people’s opinions are meaningless. Here are the images and the official synopsis is further down the page.
Click on any image for a high resolution version:
“Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow”
– T.S. Eliot, “The Hollow Men”
From Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, and based on the best-selling thriller by Dennis Lehane, comes Shutter Island, a tale of haunting mystery and psychological suspense that unfolds entirely on a fortress-like island housing a hospital for the criminally insane.
The year is 1954, at the height of the Cold War, when U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (three-time Academy Award® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are summoned to Shutter Island to investigate the implausible disappearance of a brilliant multiple murderess from a locked room within the impenetrable Ashecliffe Hospital. Surrounded by probing psychiatrists and dangerously psychopathic patients on the remote, windswept isle, they arrive into an eerie, volatile atmosphere that suggests nothing is quite what it seems.
With a hurricane bearing down on them, the investigation moves rapidly. Yet, as the storm escalates, the suspicions and mysteries multiply each more thrilling and terrifying than the next. There are hints and rumors of dark conspiracies, sordid medical experiments, repressive mind control, secret wards, perhaps even a hint of the supernatural, but elusive proof. Moving in the shadows of a hospital haunted by the terrible deeds of its slippery inhabitants and the unknown agendas of its equally ingenious doctors, Teddy begins to sense that the deeper he pursues the investigation the more he will be forced to confront some of his most profound and devastating fears. And he realizes that he may never leave the island alive.
Paramount Pictures Presents A Phoenix Pictures Production in Association with Sikelia Productions and Appian Way, A Martin Scorsese Picture, Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Max von Sydow. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. The producers are Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Bradley J. Fischer and Martin Scorsese. The executive producers are Chris Brigham, Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane, Gianni Nunnari and Louis Phillips. The director of photography is Robert Richardson, ASC. The production designer is Dante Ferretti. The film is edited by Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E. The costume designer is Sandy Powell. The visual effects supervisor is Rob Legato. The co-producers are Joseph Reidy, Emma Tillinger and Amy Herman. The music supervisor is Robbie Robertson. This film has been rated R for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity.