Martin Scorsese's 2010 film Shutter Island is to be made into a TV series by US satellite channel HBO.

According to Deadline, HBO and movie studio Paramount – who distributed the film - will join forces to produce a new adaptation of the drama, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio.

Under the working title Ashecliffe, the series is a prequel to the original film, which focused on a US marshal investigating the disappearance of a patient from an island hospital.

The new version will be centred around the stories of the hospital's founders.

Scorsese is expected to return to direct the pilot episode of the series, while it will be written by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the original 2003 novel on which the film was based.

Martin Scorsese is no stranger to HBO. He directed the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire and is currently working for them on a music drama starring Bobby Cannavale and Ray Romano.