First ‘Silence’ Trailer: Martin Scorsese’s Passion Project Comes Incredible to Life

Paramount Pictures has finally released the first trailer for Silence. The Martin Scorsese passion project has been in development for a very long time. It’s based on the Shusaku Endo novel and follows two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith as they search for their missing mentor in 17th Century Japan in a time when their presence was forbidden.

What a beautiful, beautiful trailer. It digs deep into many questions regarding religion and its function. And while the premise of the story follows two priests searching for their mentor, the trailer gives off a vibe that it will go further than that, such as preaching to the Japanese people and having Garfield and Driver’s characters have their faith tested in a foreign land. This is something unlike anything I’ve seen Scorsese do, especially compared to his most recent outing in The Wolf of Wall Street, and it’s remarkable. While it remains to be seen how it will shake up the awards race having skipped the film festival circuit, I can already tell that it will feature amazing, possibly career high performances from all three of its leads. I can’t wait to see it.

Check out the new trailer below and let us know your thoughts down below in the comments. Are you a Scorsese fan? Did you know about this film? What did you think of the trailer? Martin Scorsese’s Silence stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Ciaran Hinds and has a limited December 23rd, 2016 release date and expands in January 2017.

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.

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