July 24, 2017  
Home > News > TV

'Shutter Island' TV Series in the Works With Martin Scorsese on Board

August 26, 2014 (2:00 am) GMT
The 2010 hit movie's director Martin Scorsese was approached with the idea and has signed on to direct the pilot.
'Shutter Island' TV Series in the Works With Martin Scorsese on Board

HBO and Paramount TV are developing a TV series based on "", the 2010 hit thriller film starring . A lot of talent from the movie will be involved in the small screen project, including director Martin Scorsese who is to direct the pilot.

Tentatively titled "", the script is provided by Dennis Lehane who penned the novel that Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into film. Scorsese, Lehane, DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Brad Fischer, Kalogridis, Rick Yorn, Chris Donnelly, Laeta Koskoff, Mike Medavoy and Arnie Messer will be exec producers.

The series is named after the mental hospital where the movie was set in. Taking place before events in the film, it tells the origin story of the hospital as well as the secrets and misdeeds of its founders who established the facility in the early 20th Century. It will follow how these founders develop methods of treatment for the mentally insane patients.

"Ashecliffe" is a part of Paramount's new TV division's efforts in cashing in from the studio's movie library. It had picked up series based on "", "Grease", "Ghost" and "The Truman Show". Per Deadline, Paramount TV head Amy Powell approached Scorsese and the original movie's producers with the idea to develop "Shutter Island" as series. The production is to start whenever Scorsese is available.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. New 'Bachelor in Paradise' Couple! Amanda Stanton and Robby Hayes Spotted on a Date
  2. Anne Hathaway Eyed to Replace Amy Schumer in Live-Action 'Barbie'
  3. 'Exhausted' Justin Bieber Cancels the Rest of 'Purpose' Tour Dates
  4. Rihanna Fuels Pregnancy Rumors With Bigger Boobs at 'Valerian' European Premiere
  5. ABC Sets Fall 2017 Premiere Dates for 'Grey's Anatomy', 'The Good Doctor' and More
  6. Ex-Wonder Girls Member Sun Mi to Release Second Solo Album in August
  7. Find Out Why Song Joong Ki Wants to Get Married Early
  8. Ariel Winter Flaunts Butt Tattoo on Snapchat