Back in June of this year the first trailer appeared for Shutter Island, Martin Scorsese’s latest collaboration with favorite leading man, Leonardo DiCaprio. It was creepy-as-hell and solidified it on my list of most anticipated movies of 2009. Unfortunately a couple of months later news hit that Paramount had moved the release date from October 2nd this year to February 19th next year. As a movie fan – as well as a follower of daily movie news – that ranks right up there with the most annoying things to happen.
A second theatrical trailer surfaced at the start of last month that even though it wasn’t as effective the first (maybe it was the initial exposure to the creepy material that lead to the effect it had on me) but nonetheless made it look great. And now we have a third Shutter Island trailer for your viewing pleasure, which is basically a rehashing of what we’ve previously seen in the first two trailers, with some new footage thrown in. But above all, all I can think of throughout it is how much longer we have to wait for the movie to come out. Check it out, thanks to Spike:
I don’t like the way Paramount is choosing to handle the advertising for Shutter Island, in that they appear to give far too much of the plot away. But apart from that the trailers for the movie are well put together, and look like they highlight the key elements of the film, such as the intensity and overall creepiness. DiCaprio looks like he’s turned in another great performance to add to his ever-expanding list (although I know there are some Leo haters out there ).
Alongside DiCaprio, Shutter Island co-stars Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Max von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley and Michelle Williams. It’s directed by the great Martin Scorsese, with the screenplay written by Laeta Kalogridis, and adapted from the Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone) novel of the same name.
Shutter Island will now hit theaters on February 19th, 2010. Just a little under four months to go… [sigh]…