Silence comes out in only one month.
Martin Scorsese’s Silence tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. The celebrated director’s 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life will be in theaters this Christmas in just a few weeks.
This is a big departure from The Wolf of Wall Street and we expected as much. It’s the first time Scorsese has done a period piece in this vein since 1997’s Kundun and before that with The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988. Silence is 20 minutes shy of the 3 hour mark and based on that trailer looks to be stellar visually with everyone bringing their best performances. Did you see how skinny the leads were?
The 74 year old director is one of the greatest of all time. His range is impeccable. The Wolf of Wall Street had more energy and laughs than most directors less than half of Scorses’s age. Silence looks like it’s going to be a hard drama, but one we can’t wait to see.
His love of most things in entertainment can be summed up by having an English Bulldog named Spielberg and consistently asking if it’s Halloween yet.