Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio in Shutter Island | Image: Paramount Pictures
When it comes to the American entertainment industry these days, a popular media presentation is commonly used and recycled in all possible forms to get every last dollar out of it. A blockbuster movie typically begets a sequel or a reboot. Increasingly, successful films are adapted for television; that is the focus of the article linked below, which names 32 such pilots for television in production.
One of those films is Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island. In this case, HBO will feature a prequel to the movie storyline, which will focus on the early days of the eerie, isolated, island psych hospital and its founders. In an intriguing and promising twist, the author of the book upon which the film is based, Dennis Lehane, will write the pilot, and Scorsese himself will direct.
Learn about 31 other movies to be adapted for television here.