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Scorsese’s SILENCE finally finds some funding thanks to upstart Cecchi Gori Pictures

Joshua Brunsting

May 1st, 2012

So, for a while now, Martin Scorsese has been attempting to get a new take on Shusaku Endo's beloved novel Silence off the ground. With HUGO failing to make much of a splash at the box office, funding has been rather hard to come by. However, that’s about to change.

THR recently spoke with Cecchi Gori Pictures CEO Niels Juul, who revealed that SILENCE was set to join the company’s first slate of new releases. The schedule for the film’s production hasn’t been set in stone yet, but one would have to assume that if funding has come together, that production on the project will kick into full swing relatively soon.

With Scorsese’s THE WOLF OF WALL STREET shooting this August, one would have to imagine that SILENCE would follow quickly thereafter. At least one would hope so. I am not familiar with the novel, but I do think the Shinoda version of the film is a masterwork, and the idea of Scorsese taking on this type of story is really interesting.

What do you think?

Source THR

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