Martin Scorsese’s 27 year old project which he considers as “obsession” was premiered at Vatican on Tuesday with the presence of 400 priests. The film namesd “Silence” is based on story of 17th-century Jesuit missionaries in Japan. There was no red carpet, and almost certainly none of the usual glamour. A two-minute trailer released this week suggested a film of much anguish and violence. It has already been tipped as an Oscar contender.
Silence is based on the acclaimed 1966 novel of the same name by the Japanese author Shusaku Endo. It is the 17th-century story of two Portuguese Jesuit missionaries, Rodrigues and Garrpe – played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver – who travel to Japan to track down their mentor, Father Ferreira.Silence is based on the acclaimed 1966 novel of the same name by the Japanese author Shusaku Endo. It is the 17th-century story of two Portuguese Jesuit missionaries, Rodrigues and Garrpe – played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver – who travel to Japan to track down their mentor, Father Ferreira.
Scorsese read Endo’s novel in 1989, a year after his film The Last Temptation of Christ triggered a storm of controversy over a dream sequence in which Jesus has sex with Mary Magdalene.
During filming “Sully” (the story of a real-life feat of heroism in which his character, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, safely landed an endangered plane New York’s Hudson river in 200) veteran actor Tom Hanks had faces some new experiences. It was his first time collaboration with director Clint Eastwood and he has likened Clint Eastwood’s directorial style to wrangling animals. Hanks told the Graham Norton Show, “You certainly don’t want one of those Eastwood looks.
“He treats his actors like horses because when he did the 60s series Rawhide, the director would shout ‘Action!’ and all the horses bolted. So when he’s in charge, he says in a really quiet soft voice, ‘All right, go ahead,’ and instead of shouting ‘Cut!’ he says ‘That’s enough of that.’ It’s intimidating as hell!”
Hanks also said that the real Sullenberger made for a strong presence on set, even criticizing Eastwood for his lack of punctuality when he was 20 minutes late.
Moana, a latest Disney animation movie is smashing the US box office over the Thanksgiving holidays. The film, which features the voices of Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, with music by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, is predicted to take $88m (£70.6m) over the five-day period. Movie experts predicting that it might break same studio’s icy princess story Frozen’s record.
The Polynesia-set animated film is the studio’s third critically-acclaimed cartoon to be released in 2016, following Finding Dory and Zootropolis. Moana is a story of young girl who goes on voyage to help her family.
Hiddleston recently finished work on Thor Ragnarok (third installment of the series) and Kong: Skull Island. Wheatley’s most recent project is Free Fire, an action comedy set in a warehouse, which looks to be his most mainstream film yet.
An adaptation of the story has been in the work since at least 2001. After long time finally it is going to be brought into the big screen.