It’s been a while since Martin Scorsese has scared the shit out of us. “Cape Fear” came out over 15 years ago but it looks like he has done it again with “Shutter Island”. Based on Dennis Lehane's novel, the thriller staring Leonardo DiCaprio had it’s trailer hit the web yesterday and from the looks of things it’s going to be pretty kick ass.
It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.
Martin Scorsese with a bunch of nuts jobs on an island? Count me in, folks. “Shutter Island” is set for an October 2nd release date and you can check out the trailer below.