Good news for all Martin Scorsese‘s fans out there – things with director’s long-held Silence project are finally moving forward! We’ve just learned that financing for the film has been secured by Emmett/Furla Films and Paul Breuls and his Corsan Films, which means that the whole thing should start shooting in Taiwan in July 2014.
In case you’re not so familiar with this project, let us first inform you that Silence is actually an adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel of the same name which is set in the 17th century.
Jay Cocks and Scorsese stand behind the script which revolves around two Jesuit priests that face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.
According to Deadline, talks are currently underway with Graham King for his ownership stake in the script, and it looks that things are definitely “moving fast on this and that they are all making plans for Scorsese to come to Cannes and launch the picture”.
Another good thing is that Scorsese will start his work on Silence right after he completes The Wolf of Wall Street.
Let us once again remind you that Scorsese has wanted to make Silence since 1991 and that some great names were previously attached to star in the whole thing (like Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio Del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal).
So, yes, we’re more than interested in this project and we’ll keep an eye on it.
Stay tuned for more updates!