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In The Drop, Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini play two Brooklyn cousins trying to make ends meet on the fringe of gangster life without sticking their necks out too far. Gandolfini, in what is his final onscreen performance, plays Cousin Marv, the manager of the seedy bar who once was respected and feared in the neighborhood but now settles for something less. Hardy plays Bob, the detached bartender who sees and hears nothing while he makes the nightly money drops that keep the business alive.
But when Bob finds an abandoned puppy and meets a pretty woman (Noomi Rapace), his »
- Jeff Labrecque
Deadline reports that HBO is working on a Shutter Island prequel series called Ashecliffe, with a pilot episode directed by film helmer (and friend of HBO) Martin Scorsese, and a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the original novel as well as the film. The series would take place at the mental hospital featured in the film, and explore the hospital's troubled past and the disturbing tactics used by its founders. So, basically, American Horror Story: Asylum, but with more Rolling Stones songs? Great! »
- Anna Silman
(Cbr) Dennis Lehane and Martin Scorsese are planning a return trip to "Shutter Island." Deadline reports that HBO and Paramount Television have tapped the duo transform their 2010 psychological thriller into a TV series. Tentatively titled "Ashecliffe," the project would be set before the events of Lehane’s 2003 novel and Scorsese’s subsequent film. The early days of the island mental institution will be the main focus of the series, specifically the people who built the facility, and the unique methods invented to deal with the patients. Lehane will pen the pilot script for Scorsese to direct. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
HBO and Paramount Television are teaming up to turn Martin Scorsese's 2010 film "Shutter Island," that starred Leonardo DiCaprio," into a TV series. The show is tentatively being called "Ashecliffe" and the plan is to bring back Scorsese to direct the pilot episode from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the best-selling novel that the film as based on. Ashecliffe is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series begins before the events of the film. The focus is the past of hospital, and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders who erected the hospital in the early 20th Century and developed the methods of treatment use for the mentally ill. »
Dennis Lehane’s bestselling thriller novel Shutter Island has already been given the big screen treatment, courtesy of Martin Scorsese. Now, according to Deadline, Scorsese, HBO, and Paramount have teamed up to adapt and expand upon the book for television.
The series is tentatively titled Ashecliffe, after the isolated mental hospital where Shutter Island took place. The series will focus on the hospital’s past, “and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders who erected the hospital in the early 20th Century and developed the methods of treatment used for the mentally ill.”
Lehane himself will serve as screenwriter along with Tom Bernardo , with Scorsese in the director’s chair for the pilot. Lehane and Scorsese will produce, along with Paramount TV head Amy Powell, Shutter Island producer Brad Fisher, and Leonardo DiCaprio under his production banner, Appian Way.
We’ll have more news about Ashecliffe as it becomes available. »
- James Garcia
HBO and Paramount will reportedly join forces to produce a new adaptation of the 2010 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, according to Deadline.
Under the working title Ashecliffe, the series is a prequel to the original film, which focused on a Us marshal investigating the disappearance of a patient from an island hospital.
The new version will be centred around the stories of the hospital's founders.
Scorsese is expected to return to direct the pilot episode of the series, while it will be written by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the original 2003 novel. Lehane also wrote Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River.
Watch the trailer for Shutter Island below: »
HBO and Paramount are teaming up to produce a TV version of Martin Scorseses 2010 film Shutter Island, Deadline reports.
The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a Us marshal investigating the disappearance of a psychiatric patient from an island hospital, was a classy chiller that grossed nearly $300m worldwide. The series, tentatively named Ashecliffe after the hospital the film is set in, would be a prequel, exploring the stories of its founders.
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- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Another day, another film-to-tv adaptation. This new trend, seemingly a reaction to the success of Fargo (which worked well, for reasons discussed here), has shown no sign of letting up lately, with news of adaptations for The Devil’s Advocate and Minority Report dropping at the end of last week.
The latest movie to go into telly development is Shutter Island. Under the guidance of HBO and Paramount, the movie’s director Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot episode from a script by Dennis Lehane, the author who wrote the original novel which was later adapted in to the DiCaprio-starring film.
Thought to be titled Ashecliffe (after the mental institute in the film), the show will explore the universe of Shutter Island in the years before the events of the movie. So don’t expect to see Mark Ruffalo »
If there’s anything that HBO has figured out this year, it’s that True Detective‘s success means that audiences are more than willing to sit down for an hour of creepiness, darkness, peculiar monologues and mysteries upon mysteries. So it’s fitting that a series based on Shutter Island, the 2010 psychological thriller from Martin Scorsese that pitted Leonardo DiCaprio against the staff of a rundown mental institution, and ultimately his own head, is coming to the network. Tentatively titled Ashecliffe, as in the name of the mental facility located right on scenic Shutter Island (You’ll never want to leave), HBO and Paramount Television have teamed up to bring the adaptation to life, with Scorsese actually set to direct the pilot and Dennis Lehane, the author of the novel that inspired the film, writing the script, and DiCaprio one of many executive producers. The series is set in the years before Shutter Island takes place »
- Samantha Wilson
It started as a novel by Dennis Lehane and became an overheated tale of menace on the big screen starring Leonardo DiCaprio. HBO clearly couldn’t get enough of the concept as they are bringing Shutter Island to the small screen in the shape of a TV prequel called Ashecliffe. And to show they’re not messing around Lehane has been hired to write the pilot with none other than the movie’s director Martin Scorsese returning to line the lens.
The original plot saw a Us Marshal investigate a remote facility for the criminally insane, in the process losing some of his own marbles as reality and fantasy became blurred. It made an entertaining if heavy-going film but how will the concept translate to a multi-episode format? Lehane hopefully has some aces up his sleeve by way of an origin story and an increasingly TV-friendly Scorsese should deliver on the visual front. »
- Steve Palace
A number of movies are being brought to the television in various forms (including Narc and The Truman Show), and Fargo is a recent example that these small screen adaptations do work.
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!
- Josh Wilding
Martin Scorsese’s 2010 hit Shutter Island will be adapted into a TV series for HBO entitled Ashecliffe, named for the mental institution in Scorsese’s film and Dennis Lehane’s novel. Deadline reports that Scorsese and Lehane are attached to produce a pilot for the show beginning next year and that Scorsese will remain on as the show’s executive producer. Collider also adds that the film’s star Leonardo DiCaprio will also be attached as an executive producer through his company Appian Way.
According to Deadline, the show will be something of a prequel, focusing on the development and the secrets surrounding the Ashecliffe facility and the methods for treatment used there.
This news comes just as Scorsese-produced Boardwalk Empire enters its final season this September. It also accompanies a previously reported ’70s rock ‘n’ roll show Scorsese is working on with Terence Winter. Perhaps more interesting is that »
- Brian Welk
HBO’s Martin Scorsese-produced period drama Boardwalk Empire series is about to embark upon its final season, but the network and legendary filmmaker have already begun developing multiple projects for the future. One such venture is a currently-untitled 1970s-set rock n roll drama that Mick Jagger is also backing, while another is titled Ashecliffe: a series inspired by the novel-turned film adaptation Shutter Island, which Scorsese directed.
Shutter Island, based on the novel by author/screenwriter Dennis Lehane, is a 1950s-set mystery/thriller that follows U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of a resident at Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital – an institution for the criminally insane. Deadline is reporting that the Ashecliffe ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
Viewers of Martin Scorsese’s 2010 film or readers of Dennis Lehane’s 2003 novel, both named Shutter Island, may still be haunted by the Ashecliffe Hospital. Now HBO and Paramount Television are charting a return to the island-bound mental institution with the development of a TV series based on the film that’s aptly titled, Ashecliffe. Scorsese is set to direct the pilot off a script by Lehane.
Deadline reports that Ashecliffe will follow events at the mental hospital for the criminally insane before the timeline of the first film, in which Leonardo DiCaprio played Edward “Teddy” Daniels, a Us Marshal investigating the disappearance of a patient from the cryptic facility in 1954. The show will take a close look at the founders of the hospital and the way they approach treating—at times controversially—the mental illnesses of patients.
The movie was directed by Scorsese off a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis »
- Derek Anderson
The series is tentatively being called Ashecliffe, which is the named of the isolated insane asylum that the story is set in. According to Deadline Scorsese will direct the pilot episode, which will be written by Dennis Lehane, who is the author of the best selling book that the movie was based on.
The report reveals that the series will take place before the events that took place in the film. "The focus is the past of hospital, and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders who erected the hospital in the early 20th Century and developed the methods of treatment use for the mentally ill."
I'm not only loved the movie that the series is based on, »
- Joey Paur
Dennis Lehane, who wrote the novel Shutter Island is based on, will write the pilot script, with Martin Scorsese set to direct the first episode. The series is tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the name of the isolated mental hospital where the book and film are set, with the story to take place before the events of the movie. The show will focus on the hospital's past, and the sinister secrets of the facility's founders in the early 20th Century, who developed methods of treatment for the mentally ill.
The series was initially thought up by Paramount TV executive Amy Powell. She brought the idea to Martin Scorsese and Dennis Lehane, who loved the idea of expanding the story of his novel. Tom Bernardo is working as a co-writer with Dennis Lehane on the pilot. »
Because television shows are being treated with the same artistic reverence as movies now (just look at the Sundance Film Festival screening Jane Campion's "Top Of The Lake," or the upcoming Venice Film Festival unspooling "Olive Kitteridge"), big studio TV shows are desperately trying to keep up. With "Fargo" in particular showing that movie properties can become TV shows and find an audience with critics and the public, the race is on. And Paramount is going hard. With "Narc," "School Of Rock," "The Truman Show" and "Ghost" already in various stages of small screen development, next up is Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island," which is headed to HBO. The show will be titled "Ashecliffe," and the story begins before the events of the movie, with Dennis Lehane (who wrote the novel the movie was based on) penning the pilot script, and Scorsese to direct. It continues the director's ongoing. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Martin Scorsese is no stranger to the small screen, and particularly not to HBO where he was part of the team behind Boardwalk Empire and where he has set up a new, untitled music drama with Mick Jagger. He’ll be overseeing the transition of one of his films from the big screen to the small next, making a deal to turn 2010's Shutter Island into a potential series for the Us cable channel.Paramount TV boss Amy Powell hatched the idea for a show, and pitched it to Scorsese’s team. He liked it enough to recruit Dennis Lehane, who wrote the original novel and will script the pilot episode for Scorsese to direct.Currently titled Ashecliffe, the story will be set at the psychiatric hospital in the years before the events of the movie. The focus will be on Ashecliffe’s dark, corrupt past and the misdeeds of »
With the Emmy Awards tonight (and no, I won’t be predicting them…I don’t watch nearly enough television to know what I’m talking about), I figured this was an interesting subject. It came out earlier today that HBO and Paramount were working with Shutter Island filmmaker Martin Scorsese and original novel writer Dennis Lehane to turn that movie into a television series. The TV show is potentially going to be called Ashecliffe and is chock full of potential to me. Frankly, I think it could be television’s next big thing, perhaps even on the cinematic level of True Detective. That show could be on the verge of winning some Emmys in a few hours, so could this new one in development possibly be in the running at some point in the future? I think it’s the involvement of Scorsese specifically that has me excited. While »
- Joey Magidson
Martin Scorsese’s psychiatric hospital may be headed to television:
According to Deadline, HBO and Paramount TV are plotting to bring Shutter Island to the small screen in a series that is, for now, being called Ashecliffe after the hospital where the film takes place. The series will reportedly delve into the history of the facility that messed with Leonardo DiCaprio’s mind in the 2010 movie. Dennis Lehane, who wrote the novel upon which the movie was based, is writing the pilot for Scorsese to direct.
Scorsese is no stranger to HBO series. Boardwalk Empire, which he executive produces, is »
- Esther Zuckerman
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