My first thoughts after watching the new trailer for Marty Scorsese's Shutter Island were ... "it looks damn creepy ... I dig it!" The trailer is over on Apple right now (watch it here in several different formats) and it sorta looks like a ghost story; a nifty psychological thriller for the director who took home Oscars the last time he had a feature narrative on the big screen (and I say feature narrative because if I simply said "movie" you'd all jump on me with "Nooooo you're wrong -- his last film was the Rolling Stones doc, Erik. How about you fact check blogger!"). Fact. Checked.
Based on the Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone) novel, Shutter Island stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as a couple of U.S. Marshals who travel to the remote Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance of a murderess/patient at the island's strange loony bin where, naturally, a guy like Ben Kingsley runs the show. I swear, Kingsley totally knows how to creep you out with those freaky eyes and that bald head and that icy stare. Goose bumps. Film looks good; it almost feels like Marty took what could've been a simple thriller dumped into theaters in the middle of winter starring Jessica Alba and That Guy Who Guest Starred on Gossip Girl and turned it into a pretty meaty (and enticing) fall (or winter) snack attack.
What do you think?