Will Martin Scorsese‘s Silence hit theaters this year or next? Production is completed, but along with the first picture above of Andrew Garfield and Shinya Tsukamoto as Father Rodrigues and a villager named Mokichi, Entertainment Weekly says to expect the film, based on Shusako Endo‘s 1966 novel, in 2016.
As of now, Parmount’s awards slate is looking empty and I have to think with production complete they will be pushing Scorsese to get this one finished in time for the end of the year, the same as they did with The Wolf of Wall Street.
The story is set in the 17th century as two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity. Issei Ogata, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson and Tadanobu Asano also star.
Just below is video of the press conference held in Taiwan following the recent wrap of production (via The Film Stage).