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After being in the works for about 20 years, Martin Scorsese finally has full funding to get his adaptation of Shusaku Endo's novel Silence off the ground. Production was originally supposed to begin this past fall, but it took a little long to get all the money together to make it happen. Now Deadline reports Fábrica de Cine and SharpSword Films have boarded the project as producers and are fully financing the film. The cast is also solidified with Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Tadanobu Asano (though Ken Watanabe was once involved, he's no longer in the film).

He's replacing Ken WatanabeFinally set to start work on his long-gestating adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence, Martin Scorsese has had to make a quick casting change as Ken Watanabe dropped out due to a scheduling clash.

Paramount Plans 2015 Release for Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'

7:42 PM 7/14/2014 by Binh Ngo
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese's big screen adaptation of Shusaku Endo's novel, Silence, may be coming to theaters in November 2015, according to Deadline. Paramount is in talks to distribute the picture domestically. The story takes place in 17th century Japan, where a young Jesuit priest is sent to investigate the circumstances surrounding his former mentor.

Review: 'Godzilla' Is Just About As Awesome As It Needs to Be

6:06 PM 5/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
Success can be a film franchise's worst enemy, and Godzilla is a perfect case in point. The original was as thoughtful and subversive as a movie with a guy in a rubber suit has probably ever been, but as a series, the scaly behemoth's adventures have mostly been equal parts corn and cheese, and attempts to make the character modern and relevant for American audiences have ended in embarrassing failure.


Ken Watanabe discusses 'Godzilla' and Japan's nuclear history – HitFix sat down with Ken Watanabe to discuss his role in the new "Godzilla" film as well as the monster's history with the nation of Japan 8 years 30 weeks ago via brucelee

John Goodman & Ken Watanabe Join Transformers 4 – They're voicing Autobots...Principal photography has been finished for a while on Transformers: Age Of Extinction. But with a group of new robots to find voices for, that doesn’t mean Michael Bay has stopped adding cast members. Two new additions have just been announced, with John Goodman and Ken Watanabe set to lend their tonsil talents.Goodman, last seen in The Monuments Men, will be Hound, an experienced Autobot commando who throws himself into tasks with relish. 8 years 30 weeks ago via donnieyen

'Godzilla' Drops Suitably Gargantuan Full-Length Trailer

12:19 PM 2/25/2014 by Jeff Giles
Legendary proved they were on their game with the first teaser for their upcoming Godzilla, and with the movie's debut full-length trailer, they've stepped it up a notch. It doesn't give too much away, but neither does it skimp on the good stuff -- this, folks, is how you promote a monster movie.

Get Dropped into the Middle of Godzilla's Destruction – A news outlet out of Vancouver dropped in on the set of Godzilla. After the jump, check out a video package that takes you to Vancouver island where the film's military is on high alert and evidence of Godzilla's destruction is all around. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the May 16, 2014 release stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston and Sally Hawkins.

9 years 34 weeks ago via jetli

'Godzilla' Adds Ken Watanabe, But What About Those Producers? – Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures today announced final principal casting for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, which begins filming today in Vancouver. Ken Watanabe, repped by WME, joins Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston in the reboot that is slated for a 3D release on May 16, 2014. 9 years 38 weeks ago via jackiechan

Production Begins on GODZILLA; Ken Watanabe Joins Cast – Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced today that filming has begun in Vancouver on director Gareth Edwards’ (Monster) new Godzilla film. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche lead a cast that also includes David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. Additionally, the press release notes that Ken Watanabe has now joined the film as well.

9 years 38 weeks ago via jetli
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