Shutter Island is a new graphic novel, published by TokyoPop (who look to be experimenting with comics other than their usual manga fair to great affect here) with painted sequential art by Christian De Metter, adapting the 2003 novel by Dennis Lehane. The movie version of Shutter Island looks like it's finally going to hit theaters this February, directed by Martin Scorsese and staring Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, and Ben Kingsley. If the movie comes anywhere close to being as engrossing as the graphic novel version of Shutter Island is, it should be a good movie, but even with the caliber of people involved with the movie I'm a little suspicious of it as it's been long delayed.
I'm just going to give a little capsule summation of what Shutter Island is about, because this is definitely one of those stories that is best experienced as it unfolds, with as little prior knowledge of what's going to happen as possible (one of those "don't watch the trailer as it may give story elements away" stories / movies). If you like suspenseful stories with great art, well Shutter Island will take care of you.
Shutter Island takes place in 1954 and is about an investigation by two U.S. marshals who are looking for an escaped mass murderer, from Ashecliffe Hospital, a federal institution for the criminally insane. The entire story takes place on this remote island upon which Ashecliffe Hospital lies upon and makes for a great backdrop for the mystery that ensues.
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