Martin Scorsese is back with one of the most awaited upcoming movies! An adaptation of Shūsaku Endō’s fact-based 1966 novel, Silence is about a pair of 17th century Jesuit priests who travel to Japan to rescue their mentor. This has been a dream project of director Martin Scorsese for many years, going back to the early 1990s. Reportedly Scorsese wanted to cast Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro in title roles but that ultimately fell apart. Moreover, the director tried to make it again five years ago before opting for Wolf of Wall Street instead.
Scorsese released the trailer of this epic drama starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. The trailer, seen above, conveys an epic scale and weighty themes for this long-awaited film from a major director. Have a look:
Synopsis:Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Neeson) was a missionary in Japan, at a time of great persecution of Christians, when he was captured, tortured and coerced into abandoning his faith. A pair of Portuguese priests (Garfield and Driver) are sent to Japan to rescue their mentor, while also filling his former role as missionary.
Filmed extensively in Taiwan with a reported running time of 160 minutes, Silence will open in limited release in December, before expanding further after the new year. It is interesting to see whether Scorsese continues his recent winning run or not.