There are millions and millions of fantastic books around these days, so its no surprise that we are seeing more and more movies being made based on these books. Back in 2010 we saw Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio star in the movie Shutter Island, which was based on the hit novel by Dennis Lehane, and now it looks like that book is getting developed further.
It has now been confirmed that HBO are making plans to adapt Shutter Island for the small screen, in a new television series titled Ashecliffe. For those of you who are familiar with Shutter Island, be it the book or the movie, you will know that Ashcliffe is the name of the hospital which features in Shutter Island.
Shutter Island was set back in 1954 and focused on two US Marshals who were sent to the island to investigate the disappearance of a murdered, who has managed to escape from a hospital for the criminally insane. Meanwhile, Ashecliffe will be set before the events of Shutter Island and will focus on the "the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by [the] founders."
As well as confirming that the new television series Ashecliffe will be made for HBO, it has also been announced that Shutter Island director Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot episode, while Leonardo DiCaprio will be a producer on the series. Production on Ashecliffe is set to begin next year in Taiwan and we are looking forward to hearing casting news between now and then.
Which stars would you like to see get cast in the new HBO series Ashecliffe?