Martin Scorsese Planning on Directing HBO's 'Shutter Island' TV Series, 'Ashecliffe'

Martin Scorsese is thinking about directing HBO's 'Shutter Island' TV series, 'Ashecliffe'.

True Blood has finally ended and Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom will air their series finale later on this year. So, HBO will soon have to create new programs to fill their newly opened schedule. HBO is considering making a TV version of the hit feature film, Shutter Islandbased on the Dennis Lehane's novel. 'Shutter Island' centered around  U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding near-by.
Tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane…Ashecliffe is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series begins before the events of the film. The focus is the past of hospital, and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders who erected the hospital in the early 20th Century and developed the methods of treatment use for the mentally ill.
The chances that Leonardo DiCaprio will join the cast of 'Ashecliffe' are slim to none. This is probably because his plans for winning an Academy Award are not just done yet. Everett Collection / Everett Collection / If you have ever watched the original 'Shutter Island' movie, it will be a surprise to see how well HBO can develop an 'Shutter Island' TV series. What do you think?Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.