Film & TV

Hooray For Us All, Martin Scorsese Is Headed Back to HBO

Film & TV

Hooray For Us All, Martin Scorsese Is Headed Back to HBO

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Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island can now be added to the growing list of cinematic psychological thrillers that will be adapted for the small screen. After the massive successes of Fargo, Bates Motel, and Hannibal, flipping movies into TV shows is so in right now. The series will be called Ashecliffe, which is named after the loony bin that in the film, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character is investigating for suspicious practices. Ashecliffe will chronicle the island before the events shown in Shutter Island, and feature a handful of disturbed patients and power-hungry wardens and psychiatrists. The pilot will be written by Dennis Lehane (who penned the original Shutter Island book) and is being directed by Martin Scorsese, who in the past directed the pilot to Boardwalk Empire. Ashecliffe is being produced by both Paramount and HBO for a 2015 release date, and will most likely be Scorsese’s next project after he wraps his religious drama, Silence.