February 23, 2009
Scorsese Plans Japanese Martyr Flick
Tells story of a Portuguese missionary in Japan in early 17th century
Zenit reports that Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese is planning a movie on Japanese Christians martyred in the 17th century, to be released in 2010. Daniel Day-Lewis, Gael García Bernal, and Benicio Del Toro have been linked to the project, based on the book Chinmoku (Silence), by the Catholic Japanese author Shusaku Endo. The novel tells the story of a Portuguese missionary in Japan at the beginnings of the 17th century.