Producer Irwin Winkler has confirmed that Martin Scorsese’s latest film, Silence, will be released, “at the end of the year”. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the 1966 novel by Shusaku Endo and set in the 17th Century, Silence tells the story of two Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution as they spread the gospel in Japan. Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver all star in the film and took huge pay cuts to help get the story off the ground. Winkler commented, “It was very, very expensive, and it was budgeted, because it takes place in 1670 in Japan. We got lucky and found out about Taipei, and in and around Taipei and Taiwan, we found great, great locations. The prices were very cheap, and we were able to make it for a price. And all the actors, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, everybody worked for scale. Marty worked for scale, I worked for under scale.”
Fábrica de Cine and SharpSword Films announced they will be producing and financing the film. No release date has been set yet.