Martin Scorsese To Direct 'Silence', Movie About Jesuit Mission To 17th-Century Japan

September 7, 2014 12:07 PM

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Martin Scorsese To Direct 'Silence', Movie About Jesuit Mission To 17th-Century Japan

(RNS) Although evangelical moviemakers have been in the spotlight lately with features such as “Son of God” and “God’s Not Dead,” at least one other prominent, mainstream director is also turning — or returning — to religion.

Martin Scorsese, whose 1988 film “The Last Temptation of Christ” ignited national controversy, is negotiating with Paramount Studios to distribute a new movie about Jesuit missionaries, according to the show business newspaper Variety.

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