It was back in my Cinema Fusion days of film blogging, probably sometime back in ’06, that I first reported that Martin Scorsese was actively working on an adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel Silence. Eagerly, I ordered a used copy from Amazon and blew through reading it in a few sittings. I loved it and waited patiently as news came and went – most excitedly when names such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio Del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal came up to star as the trio of Jesuit missionaries traveling to an unfamiliar and hostile Japan – but always disappearing with a fizzle an no sign of production actually getting started.
According to Scorsese though, the adaptation is finally going to be his next film, as he recently said in an interview that not only is he doing it next, but he is “literally pulling all the elements together at this point.”
All that I can say is: about damn time.
Source: Bleeding Cool