Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese will direct a film about 17th century Jesuits who risk their lives to bring Christianity to Japan. The film will be based on Japanese director Shusaku Endo's novel Silence. Shooting is expected to begin in July 2014 in Taiwan.
Currently, the American director is finishing The Wolf of Wall Street, a crime thriller adapted from the 1990 best seller by Jordan Belfort, a former Wall Street trader who was jailed for fraud and inside trading. The film, which will open in theaters across the U.S. on November 15th, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, and Rob Reiner.
Curious, no mention of Masahiro Shinoda's movie adaptation of the same novel Silence from 1971, which was issued on DVD by Eureka in 2007. That Scorsese would do a remake of the movie was announced many years ago; and recently, when the producers wanted to sue Scorsese for breach of contract as he was delaying this project indefinitely it seemed.
I'm always up for a new Scorsese movie but would MUCH prefer that the long rumored movie The Irishman get made first. Lets hope that's next on the schedule after Silence. The Irishman was suppossedly going to have Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel all starring. If that could be made soon that would be amazing, it would also be awesome if The Irishman could also have DiCaprio as a star in it as well. It would be like the Martin Scorsese dream team movie. Hype would be off the charts for that movie!
DiCaprio is a fantastic actor but over the past few years he's chosen to do increasingly shoddy projects. Django was the first performance of his in several years that kind of captured me. He needs to go out and be more versatile.
Only doing heavy dramas for the rest of your life is just going to end up with him being typecast (which he already is) as the brooding dark man.
I still consider his best performance to be Basketball Diaries, and of late nothing of his has really interested me (except, of course, Django).