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Shutter Island Release Date Pushed to February

DiCaprio and Scorsese team up again for Shutter IslandDespite releasing the trailer last June for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming thriller Shutter Island, studio execs at Paramount have decided to push its October 2 date back to February 2010.

Garnering quite a bit of Oscar buzz isn’t enough, apparently—the decision was made due to a lack of money for the film’s promotion. A source also reveals that the move might also have been caused due to Leonardo DiCaprio‘s inability to promote the film overseas.

Paramount Chief Brad Grey is happy to have the film kicking off their 2010 slate:

“Leonardo DiCaprio is among the most talented actors working today and Martin Scorsese is not just one of the world’s most significant filmmakers, but also a personal friend. Following a highly successful 2009, we have every confidence that Shutter Island is a great anchor to lead off our 2010 slate and the shift in date is the best decision for the film, the studio and ultimately Viacom.”

Let’s hope the wait is worth it come February!

Read More | Deadline Hollywood Daily

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