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HBO in Talks for a Shutter Island Series

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 06:  Director Martin Scorsese attends the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Mel Brooks at Dolby Theatre on June 6, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Special Broadcast will air Saturday, June 15 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on TNT and Wednesday, July 24 on TCM as part of an All-Night Tribute to Brooks.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

Deadline reports that HBO is working on a Shutter Island prequel series called Ashecliffe, with a pilot episode directed by film helmer (and friend of HBO) Martin Scorsese, and a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the original novel as well as the film. The series would take place at the mental hospital featured in the film, and explore the hospital's troubled past and the disturbing tactics used by its founders. So, basically, American Horror Story: Asylum, but with more Rolling Stones songs? Great!

Photo: Kevin Winter/2013 Getty Images