For a while now Martin Scorsese has said his new film “Silence” will be ready before year’s end and it was up to distributor Paramount Pictures to set a date for it. Well now they finally have.
Paramount has announced that they intend to give the film a limited release on December 23rd ahead of a wide release in January – effectively taking the same approach that Fox did last year with “The Revenant”.
An adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel which Scorsese has been working on 1991, the 17th century tale follows the Jesuits who risk their lives to bring Christianity to Japan. Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Ciaran Hinds star.
The new date has it opening the week after “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and alongside J.A. Bayona’s “A Monster Calls”. Almodovar’s “Julieta” and Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day” open two days later on Christmasn.