Shutter Island Gets the Graphic-Novel Treatment
Martin Scorsese’s creepy-looking Shutter Island (which comes out Feb. 19) has attracted lots of attention for months now, but now there’s a new element to add to the spooky mix. At the beginning of the month, HarperCollins and Tokyopop released a graphic novel version of the 2003 novel by Dennis Lehane, featuring haunting illustrations by French artist Christian de Metter coupled with Lehane’s text.
Shutter Island is set in 1954 and involves U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels being sent to (you guessed it) Shutter Island. His mission: to find a missing mass murderer housed at a mental institution on the island. Soon, though, Daniels finds himself thrown into a surreal state, not sure who he can trust and what he can believe.
The 128-page graphic novel is almost devoid of color, and de Metter adopted a “less is more” philosophy to (literally) paint a gruesome picture of Lehane’s already heavy words.
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