It’s here! The trailer for Silence here!
Silence is one of the most anticipated films of 2016. Directed by Martin Scorsese, it tells the epic story of three Jesuits in Japan. Reportedly, Scorsese has been trying to get this film made since at least 1996.
For a while, of course, there was some doubt as to whether or not Silence would even be done in time for 2016. In fact, it looked like the film might get pushed back to 2017 and, as a result, would fall out of Oscar contention.
If this story sounds familiar, it’s because the same thing nearly happened to Scorsese’s last film, The Wolf of Wall Street.
Will Silence have the same Oscar success as Wolf of Wall Street? It’s hard to say. The subject matter could be a hard sell. I’m excited about it but then again, I love Scorsese and I come from a culturally Catholic background. Will non-Catholics who love Michael Bay be as excited about Silence as I am?
Who knows? To be honest, the trailer is full of striking images but I find myself wondering if this is going to be one of those visually impressive but emotionally detached films, the type that you respect more than you enjoy.
Watch the trailer below and decide for yourself!