Horror TV is definitely starting to take over in a big way - move over romcoms, there are zombies, evil children, and killer clowns on the horizon!
Deadline is reporting that HBO and Paramount Television are making deals to turn the 2010's Shutter Island into a TV series. Tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling thriller novel that Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into the hit film.
Wait - A Scorsese directed pilot? Ok, I'm listening now.
Ashecliffe is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series will begin 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. --- This sounds like [American Horror Story](series:206668) Asylum, doesn't it?
Bonus points - if this is actually picked up by HBO, we're pretty much guaranteed an R-rated show that will be shocking, possibly violent, more than likely highly uncomfortable given the subject matter, and definitely NSFW. HBO loves that stuff.
Would YOU tune in to Ashecliffe?