Toykopop, along with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow, will be releasing a graphic novel adaptation of the film Shutter Island.
The book will be on sale January 5, and is based on Dennis Lehane’s novel with art by Christian de Metter. Shutter Island, which has been adapted to a feature film directed by Martin Scorcese with Leonardo DiCaprio as the star, focuses on an island hospital with a killer on the loose.
“It’s an honor to publish a graphic novel with an author of such stature as Dennis Lehane,” Marco Pavia, Tokyopop Associate Publisher, said in a press release. “In all candor, I’m a huge Lehane fan, and I was stunned at how De Metter’s artwork enhanced the prose experience, adding a discernable layer of anxiety to this unnerving and, ultimately, profoundly moving story.”
The book was apparently first printed in France, where it was a 2009 Official Selection at the Angoulême BD Festival.