Martin Scorsese. Two words and the film world gets some serious buzz going. Every time the visionary director steps behind the camera, it’s bound to be something great. Although he is that kind of director, it’s not always easy for his projects to be brought to life, which is exactly what Silence is. A film that seemed to have everything going against it – scheduling conflicts, production issues, and more – may finally be finding its way towards the big screen.
The film premiered this past weekend at the Los Cabos International Film Festival, and to celebrate the occasion the projects first official still were released. There is still a way to go until its full theatrical release, which will hopefully happen next year following a showing at Cannes 2016. Until then, here’s our first official taste of Scorsese’s follow-up to The Wolf of Wall Street. See stars Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield in your first look at Silence below:
Here’s a small summary of both Neeson and Garfield’s characters, coming from Collider:
“Not unlike the image of Garfield, as one of two jesuit priests – the other played by Kylo Ren himself Adam Driver – who are looking for their mentor (Neeson) in 17th century Nagasaki, Neeson is fitfully disheveled as the man lost and looking to spread the salvation of Christianity.”
It goes without saying that this film is one to look forward to over the next year or so. Not just because of the total success of Scorsese’s recent triumph with The Wolf of Wall Street, but because of his history. The Departed, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, Casino, the list just keeps going. But just from these first images, Silence looks as visually striking as anything he’s done before. Not just that, but the subject matter itself is far from any of his past work, especially more recent, which is all that more exciting.
Silence is slated for a 2016 release date. Directed by Martin Scorsese starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Ciarán Hinds.