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Martin Scorsese’s latest project

January 22, 2010 Leave a comment

As well as having possibly the coolest eyebrows on earth, Martin Scorsese is pretty decent at directing films. His latest project sounds quite interesting. It’s based on a children’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret – set in Paris in the 1930’s and focused on a 12 year old boy called Hugo. Hugo lives in a train station and tries to solve the mystery of a broken robot. A robot in 1930… sounds interesting doesn’t it?

The book is 511 pages long, with over 200 pictures and the story is, apparently, based on the life of George Méliès, a film maker in living at the turn of the 20th century. Should be good.

Martin Scorsese brings life to Shutter Island

January 2, 2010 Leave a comment

After having won his elusive Best Director Martin Scorsese is working on his latest blockbuster. Shutter Island, based on the best-selling thriller by Dennis Lehane, is a tale of mystery and psychological suspense that unfolds entirely on a fortress-like island housing a hospital for the criminally insane. 

Set in 1954, at the height of the Cold War, when U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo Dicaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are sent to Shutter Island to investigate the implausible disappearance of a brilliant multiple murderess from a locked room within the impenetrable Ashecliffe Hospital. Surrounded by probing phychiatrists and dangerously psychopathic patients, they arrive into an eerie, volatile atmosphere that suggests nothing is quite what it seems.

With a hurricane bearing down on them, the investigation moves rapidly. Yet, as it mounts, the mysteries multiply. There are hints and rumors of dark conspiracies, sordid experimentation, repressive mind control and secret wards, but elusive proof. Moving in the shadows of a hospital haunted by the terrible deeds of its slippery inhabitants and the unknown agendas of its equally ingenious doctors, Teddy begins to realize that the deeper he pursues the investigation, the more he will be forced to confront some profound and devastating fears.

With Scorsese at the helm and DiCaprio on board this promises to be an awesome film. Check out the trailer here.