Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE Gets Financing; Poised to Start Filming July 2014 in Taiwan

Posted April 19, 2013 by Rick in Movie News

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Martin Scorese’s passion project Silence is finally moving forward. Its about time, because back in January Martin confirmed that the adaption of the Shusaku Endo novel will his project after completing The Wolf of Wall Street. He was hoping to start production in the middle of 2014. After several delays Silence is finally financed and that is secured by Emmett/Furla Films, Deadlines have reported this. This means that this is really, truly  actually happening! With the writers being Martin and Jay Cocks the setting of the story is in the 17th century and it focuses on a group of missionaries that were sent to Japan in order to investigate the reported torturing of Christians by Japan’s emperor.

Martin has been trying to get Silence produced for fifteen years now and at one point it was so serious that Danie Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro were said to star. Filming is planned to begin in Taiwan in July 2014, depending on the cast. It would be nice to see Silence make it on film, after so much dedication Martin’s dream is finally coming through.