Shutter Island Trailer

The trailer for Martin Scorsese’s new Boston-based thriller ‘Shutter Island’ was posted over at Apple.com/trailers today! My first reaction, looks frightening, and awesome. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ben Kingsley, and is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. Check out the trailer, and feel free to talk about what you think …

Scorsese Taking on Sinatra

The title sentence alone should send Sinatra fans through the roof with excitement.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has accquired the rights to a Sinatra script written by “Field of Dreams” scribe Phil Alden Robinson. The deal comes after years of negotiating with the Sinatra estate.  Apparently, the major sticking point was how …

Scorsese To Tackle “Silence” Next?

Variety is reporting that Martin Scorsese is wrapping post production on “Shutter Island,” and is eying his next project. “Silence,” which Scorsese has been developing for some time, seems to be the next one on his slate.  Daniel Day-Lewis and Benecio del Toro are said to be interested in the project. “Silence,” is based on  …

Nichols to Direct Mamet’s Rewrite of ‘High & Low’

In some of the most exciting remake news I’ve heard in a while, Miramax has announced that Mike Nichols, (‘Closer,’ ‘Charlie Wilson’s War,’ and, oh yeah, ‘The Graduate,’) will helm a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s crime thriller ‘High and Low.’  The script is written by David Mamet, (‘Spartan,’ ‘House of Games,’ and, oh yeah, ‘Glengarry …

HBO Greenlights 3 Pilots

HBO has some of the best original programming on television, so I was look forward to new pilots coming from the pay cabler. The projects include “Boardwalk Express,” that tells the story of the birth of organized crime in Atlantic City, circa 1920s. The show is exec produced by Martin Scorsese, ‘Sopranos’ alum Terence Winter, …

Demme to Direct Documentary on Bob Marley

Jonathan Demme is taking the reigns of a new documentary on Bob Marley from Martin Scorsese. The film, being produced by the Marley Family is set to be released on the 65th anniversary of the artists birth. Scorsese, whose Dylan Doc, and recent Stones concert film, has been seeing lots of success with his documentary …