Martin Scorsese is finally locking down a time to direct his dream project "Silence" which has secured financing at Emmett/Furla Films and Corsan Films.
An adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel, the story follows 17th century Jesuits who risk their lives to bring Christianity to Japan.
Shooting aims to begin in Taiwan in July next year, the film will mark Scorsese's first project once he wraps "The Wolf Of Wall Street".
Scorsese and Jay Cocks penned the script, while talks are underway with Graham King for his ownership stake in the script.
Irwin Winkler, Emmett and Furla, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Checchi Gori, and Barbara DeFina will produce.