Looks like Martin Scorsese has been watching a lot of Paul Thomas Anderson – though, he’d be right to. This has lashings of There Will Be Blood, a bit of Last of the Mohicans and a dash of Akira Kurosawa too.
Hollywood hot-properties of the last five years, Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield are supported by Liam Neeson looking like a haggard Qui-Gon Jinn. According to the blurb, this project’s been in development for some 28-odd years. Will it be worth the wait? Or will it be another overtly Americanised filtration and simplification of Eastern culture? Eh – it’s Scorsese. It’ll be good.
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Here’s the official synopsis:
Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. The celebrated director’s 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life will be in theaters this Christmas.