The series is tentatively titled Ashecliffe and the pilot (like the movie) will be directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Dennis Lehane, who also authored the book on which the film was based. The series would take place before the events depicted in the film, and will focus on the "secrets and misdeeds" of the founders of Ashecliffe mental hospital.
Shutter Island starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as U.S. Marshals who are sent to investigate a psychiatric facility on Shutter Island in Boston Harbor after a patient mysteriously disappears.
This won't be the first time HBO and Scorsese have teamed up. The Oscar winner directed the pilot of Boardwalk Empire and is also currently working on an untitled 1970s rock 'n' roll project with producer Mick Jagger andBoardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter.
Lehane's other works include Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone. Most recently, his novel The Drop was adapted into a movie starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini that is scheduled to hit theaters on Sept. 12.
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