After The Wolf of Wall Street barely (and thankfully) made it to theaters late last year following an extensive post-production, when the release window for Martin Scorsese‘s latest work gets announced, one can simply be hopeful that it indeed makes the pre-determined cut. Led by Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Ken Watanabe, and Adam Driver, Silence will begin production a little later than expected (in November of this year), but we now know when it’s aiming to arrive.
According to Deadline, Paramount is in talks to reteam with the director to distribute the adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel in November of 2015. Gangs of New York‘s Jay Cocks has adapted the story of Father Rodrigues (Garfield), a 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit who travels to Japan with a fellow priest amid rumors that Rodrigues’ mentor (Neeson) has abandoned the Church. Watanabe, as the interpreter, will be a key figure, for a majority of Silence‘s dialogue is to be in Japanese. Perhaps the commercial appeal here won’t be as wide as his last career-high, but it’s a long-gestating project that we can’t see come to screens. Let’s cross our fingers it at least makes the 2015 calendar.
Meanwhile, Wall Street star Leonardo DiCaprio is set to embark on his follow-up role, the lead of Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Emmanuel Lubezki-shot The Revenant. Also starring Tom Hardy and Will Poulter, Megan Ellison‘s backing recently helped production move ahead and now 20th Century Fox have set it for a release on December 25th, 2015. An adaptation of Michael Punke‘s 19th century-set western novel, DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, an injured fur trapper who’s robbed by two men after he can’t be brought back to civilization; after being left for dead, he escapes the wilderness and goes to find revenge.
Are you looking forward to both projects?