HBO and Paramont Television are reportedly in talks to bring Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island’’ to the small screen.
Deadline reported on Monday that the studios are currently working on a deal to turn the hit 2010 thriller into a TV series tentatively titled “Ashecliffe,’’ named after the mental hospital featured in the film.
According to the website’s exclusive, the plan is to have Scorsese return to direct the pilot, which will be based on a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling novel that was adapted into the critically acclaimed flick starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
While high-profile movie stars have flocked to the small screen in recent years, we don’t expect to see DiCaprio in “Ashecliffe,’’ since the upcoming series will be set before the events of “Shutter Island.’’
The ’’Inception’’ star will, however, serve as an executive producer on the project, along with Scorsese, Lehane, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Jennifer Killoran Davisson, Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer, Chris Donnelly, Laeta Kalogridis, and Brad Fischer.