Paramount has released the first trailer (see it here) for Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Max Von Sydow, Patricia Clarkson and Jackie Earle Haley.

 Based on a Dennis Lehane novel (he wrote the fantastic Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and he’s written episodes of The Wire), the story is set in the 1950s and sees DiCaprio as a US Marshall investigating a disappearance at an island-based insane asylum. Sounds like an awesome combination to me!

Scorsese’s fourth collaboration with DiCaprio (after Gangs of New York, The Aviator and The Departed) is a particularly intriguing prospect, since it looks like it has more in common with his 1991 Cape Fear remake (and Silence of the Lambs, and The Wicker Man) than anything he’s made since. Cape Fear is great (albeit slightly dated with all the uber-close ups of pained expressions), but Scorsese has all but disowned it in recent years as a work-for-hire.

There’s more than a hint of the supernatural here, but are they red herrings? Current release date: October 9th. Something tells me Marty is aiming fro another little baldie, and on this evidence he might well be in with a chance! 

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