NAGASAKI–Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese is expected to begin shooting later this year for his film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel “Chinmoku” (Silence), a moving story of Christian martyrdom in Japan.
Filming will start in New Zealand as early as August, and will be in theaters in autumn 2010. Whether some scenes will be shot in Japan remains to be decided.
I dont expect much from this movie for two reasons. 1 I am not a fan of Scorsese. He might do well with this movie (I hope) but so far I havent watched anything of his that I like. 2 I read Silence over five years ago when I was a lapsed Catholic and I didn’t really like it at the time. I have changed though so maybe I would like it more now but currently I’m not a fan of the book either. With that said will I watch the movie? Of course I will I just have low expectations.