It has been a long time in the making. The trailer Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE has just arrived
At last, we can finally get to see the official trailer for Martin Scorsese’s dream project, SILENCE. The film which follows two Christians that embark on a mission to find a strayed Christian who has wandered from the flock has been in the making for 28-years.
The film is based on Shusaku Endō's 1966 novel of the same name.
The film stars Qui-Gon Jinn, Kylo Ren and Peter Parker, aka Spiderman….or Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield, if you didn’t get the reference.
This is the second time that Endō’s novel will be adapted for the big screen. The first time was 1971 by a director called Masahiro Shinoda. The first movie was also simply titled, Silence.
Doing my research for content for this article I stumbled on the reason that Scorsese has waited so long to make his passion project. A film that has become an obsession for him (answer from wiki)
“As you get older, ideas go and come. Questions, answers, loss of the answer again and more questions, and this is what really interests me. Yes, the cinema and the people in my life and my family are most important, but ultimately as you get older, there’s got to be more. Much, much more. The very nature of secularism right now is really fascinating to me, but at the same time do you wipe away what could be more enriching in your life, which is an appreciation or some sort of search for that which is spiritual and transcends? That’s one of the reasons why I made the George Harrison documentary. Silence is just something that I’m drawn to in that way. It’s been an obsession, it has to be done… it’s a strong, wonderful true story, a thriller in a way, but it deals with those questions.”