Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Martin Scorsese‘s adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s novel Shutter Island. The story follows a U.S. Marshal named Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) who travels to Shutter Island, a small island in Massachusetts’ Outer Harbor, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to find an escaped murderous patient in the Summer of 1954. And I’ll let the official plot description take over:
“But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems. And neither is Teddy Daniels. Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe’s radical approach to psychiatry? The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island. Because someone is trying to drive them insane. . .”
Beautiful cinematography, hints of wonderful performances, and some really creepy sequences. But is it a thriller with Oscar potential? Watch the trailer after the jump, and please leave your thoughts in the comments below!
The film also stars Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, and Jackie Earle Haley. Watch the trailer in High Definition on Apple.com. Shutter Island is scheduled to hit theaters on October 2nd 2009.