Martin Scorsese came to the Eastern Land to finish the principal photography of a movie based on Shusaku Endo’s novel ‘Silence.’ According to a recent event, he will be wrapping up the shoot by May 15.
‘Silence,’ Endo’s novel is a historical drama film that deals with two priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan in search of their mentor and to preach the divinity of Christianity. The film stars, Andrew Garfield, who is famous for portraying the role of Spiderman in “The Amazing Spiderman” along with Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Issei Ogata and Tabanobu Asano.
At a press event on Monday, Martin spoke about the film and said to the attendees that he prepared the screenplay’s draft back in the year 1992, but as he belonged to a strong Catholic family, Martin accepted that the origin of the Endo’s novel happened long time ago. The story deals with God’s silence when his devotees are suffering.
In the last week of April, the cult movie directed by Martin Scorsese, “Goodfellas” marked its 25th Anniversary and to mark the event, major star cast of the film were available at the event but the director was still busy in shooting ‘Silence’.
The director of cult classic movies Martin Scorsese is famous to shoot the movies which are urban, and are shot entirely in apartment or bars but with ‘Silence’ he chose a distinct location to capture the beauty of landscapes and the wild animals.
The book is set in the 17th century Japan. Martin Scorsese has shot the film in the territories of Taiwan with different locations in Taipei, Hualien and Taichung. The production of the film also got support from Taipei City Government and from Taipei’s Film Commission.
There are millions of fans of Endo’s ‘Silence’ and for them it will be an interesting film if Martin would be able to translate the internal struggle of the characters well to the screen without being heavy handed.
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