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Forthcoming Scorsese film on Jesuit missionaries in Japan

July 31, 2014

Director Martin Scorsese has begun filming a movie on 17th-century Jesuit missionaries in Japan.

Several Jesuits will assist in its production, according to an AsiaNews report.

The film, entitled Silence, is slated for release at the end of 2015 and is based on the 1966 novel by the Japanese Catholic writer Shusaku Endo. The Los Angeles Times reported that an Anglican prelate encouraged Scorsese to read the novel after he saw Scorsese’s 1988 movie, The Last Temptation of Christ.


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  • Posted by: jasoncpetty3446 - Jul. 31, 2014 11:04 AM ET USA

    This has the material to be truly epic, but likely will be an epic fail.