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Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese

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We were all given chills back in June when Paramount launched the trailer for the new Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio thriller, Shutter Island.

Two months later, we were all reminded of how awesome it looks when the trailer made it's way to theaters before the showing of sci-fi sensation, District 9, boasting an October release.

And now, the studio behind the highly anticipated psychological flick, is pushing back it's release date by four months!

Shutter Island now hits theaters February 19, 2010, quite possibly knocking both DiCaprio and Scorsese out as Academy Awards contenders. Fall films tend to gain momentum for award season, while few nominees emerge in later months.

So, why the schedule shift? Blame the economy...

Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey explains, saying: "Our 2009 slate was green-lit in a very different economic climate and as a result we must remain flexible and willing to recalibrate and adapt to a changing environment."

Continuing, Grey addresses Scorsese personally: ""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," says the honcho, "and the shift in date is the best decision for the film, the studio and ultimately (Paramount parent) Viacom."


We have to wait until 2010 for a Leo fix? At least we can ease the pain with 10 Guys We Crave right here.