With production having wrapped in May of last year, we’ve had to take whatever morsels of information have been offered about Martin Scorsese‘s dream project “Silence.” Last month we learned that the director and cast members — Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Ciaran Hinds and Tadanobu Asano — all worked for scale to get the movie made, and that picture was aiming to “come out at the end of the year.” Now, we have a slightly more specific timeline for when we’ll see the movie.
Screen Daily reports that Paramount Pictures is aiming to release “Silence” in November. Of course, the question is whether or not it’ll pop up on the festival circuit before then. Scorsese’s picture is not expected to be done in time for Cannes next month, so perhaps Venice or TIFF? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
The adaptation of Shüsaku Endō’s novel is set in the 17th century and follows two Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and spread the gospel of Christianity. It’s potent thematic material for the director, and we’re eager to see what he puts together with this one.