Based on Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 novel that follows Portuguese Jesuits who face violence and persecution while on a mission to remote 17th century Japan, “Silence” began pre-production in November, and is scheduled to begin principal photography in Taiwan on January 30, 2015.
“I’ve wanted to make “Silence” for almost two decades, and it is finally a reality,” said Martin Scorsese, whose film will be domestically distributed by Paramount, with foreign markets handled by AI Films/IM Global. “Silence,” one of our most anticipated films of the year, has now been slated for a 2016 release.
Fábrica de Cine and SharpSword Films will manage under joint entity FM Films, LLC. Gastón Pavlovich will produce with executive producers Dale Brown, Matthew Malek and Tyler Zacharia. Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff will also produce, alongside, Randall Emmett, Irwin Winkler and Barbara DeFina. George Furla and Chad Verdi will executive produce.
Fábrica de Cine recently wrapped the hotly anticipated Tom Hanks drama “Hologram for the King,” which should land stateside this year.