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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening Of The Drop In St. Louis

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The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars.

Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

The film is directed by Academy Award-nominee Michaël Roskam (Bullhead) with screenplay by Dennis Lehane (Shutter Island) based on his short story Animal Rescue.

The Drop opens in St. Louis on September 12.

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

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Not So Fast On ‘Hey Ho, Let’s Go’

28 August 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

I’m seeing all these trade dispatches on a movie about The Ramones with Martin Scorsese, which came out of a Billboard story where the family mentioned various possible projects timed to the seminal punk band’s 40th anniversary. Here’s the truth: there is no script. Scorsese has an attachment, but he has also so many obligations, he might want to be sedated.

Scorsese is posting the pilot he directed for the HBO ’70s rock and roll series he’s doing with Mick Jagger and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter; he next directs Silence, an adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel that has taken Scorsese about two decades to finally get to, and is the kind of movie that takes a lot of time. He’s also going to direct the pilot for Ashecliffe, the Dennis Lehane-scripted series based on Shutter Island. Then there are many other projects he’s percolating, »

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James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy tangle with real tough guys in 'The Drop'

27 August 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

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 »

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HBO in Talks for a Shutter Island Series

26 August 2014 9:01 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

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! »

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'Shutter Island' is getting a TV prequel series directed by Martin Scorsese

26 August 2014 7:47 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(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. »

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Shutter Island to Become a TV Series, Martin Scorsese May Direct

26 August 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

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. »

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Martin Scorsese and Dennis Lehane to develop a Shutter Island TV series for HBO

26 August 2014 2:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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 PowellShutter Island producer Brad Fisher, and Leonardo DiCaprio under his production banner, Appian Way.

We’ll have more news about Ashecliffe as it becomes available. »

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Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island to be made into TV series on HBO

26 August 2014 2:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island is to be made into a TV series.

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.

Martin Scorsese is also currently working on a music drama for HBO starring Bobby Cannavale and Ray Romano.

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Shutter Island set to become HBO TV series

26 August 2014 12:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The hit Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio is to be developed into a TV series, with Scorsese directing the pilot episode, and Dennis Lehane writing the script

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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Shutter Island is being adapted for TV

25 August 2014 10:43 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot for a Shutter Island television prequel...

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 »

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Not a Hallucination: ‘Shutter Island’ Series Heading to HBO

25 August 2014 3:27 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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 »

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‘Shutter Island’ Prequel ‘Ashecliffe’ Locked Up With Scorsese On HBO

25 August 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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. »

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Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island Being Brought to Television by HBO

25 August 2014 2:12 PM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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!

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, »

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Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island’ becoming HBO series

25 August 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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 »

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‘Shutter Island’ TV Series ‘Ashecliffe’ Being Developed by HBO

25 August 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

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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Shutter Island Prequel TV Series in the Works at HBO, Martin Scorsese & Dennis Lehane Involved

25 August 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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 »

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HBO Planning Shutter Island Series with Martin Scorsese

25 August 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Another feature film is set to be adapted for the small screen. HBO, Paramount Television and Martin Scorsese are teaming up to develop a show based on the 2010 hit film Shutter Island.

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, »

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'Shutter Island' TV Show Coming from HBO and Martin Scorsese

25 August 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Martin Scorsese is teaming up with author Dennis Lehane once again for an HBO TV series based on their 2010 thriller Shutter Island.

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. »

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Martin Scorsese's 'Shutter Island' Will Become A TV Series On HBO

25 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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. »

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