Looks like Scorsese is playing with madness – AGAIN! – in his latest effort, Shutter Island. The last time Scorsese so wantonly toyed with our minds, he gave us the superior Bringing Out the Dead. Indeed, Shutter Island does look just as promising. Just how far will Scorsese push the characters and viewers into the abyss of insanity still remains to be seen. However, the collected images in the first trailer, posted today, project a harrowing bombardment of jagged pieces in a well-crafted maniacal psychological puzzle.
Earlier this year, actor Mark Ruffalo, who co-stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as a US marshal, observed, “This could be one of [Scorsese’s] great films. He gets to do everything he loves about film: noir, dream sequences, suspense, tough urban stuff. It’s absolute madness, twist upon twist.” In his own words, Scorsese casually tossed around names like Welles, Kafka and Hitchcock to describe his latest offering.
In a year that has already seen many films mired in a lethargic pool of cinematic dullness, this is one film I will hope will save us from the death of noteworthy filmmaking. Shutter Island, is the third Hollywood telling of a Dennis Lehane novel and is scheduled for an October 2nd release.