OFFICIAL: Martin Scorsese's "Silence" getting a December release date!

A few good sources have hinted today at a December release date for Scorsese's latest opus. Will it crash the Oscars? Gold Derby's Chris Beachum stated today: "While that date is still not in stone, we have now had enough of a confirmation that it will indeed be released in December that the film is now available for you to predict for Oscars, Golden Globes, and SAG Awards nominations." The whole article can be found HERE.

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This automatically becomes the most anticipated movie of the year. The official running time clocks in at an astounding 3 hours and 15 minutes in length, which would make it the lengthiest Scorsese ever. That is if you don't cont his Bob Dylan and George Harrison documentaries.

Does that mean he's done dilly-dallying in the editing room with Thelma Schoonmaker his editor of almost 3 decades. Maybe it also means it might be the "surprise" screening at the New York Film Festival this coming October, which I will sadly not be attending.

IMDB describes the plot as: "In the seventeenth century, two jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christinaity."

The crusades. This is Scorsese attempting to depict a subject matter that not many people have dared tackle at the movies before. Are we pumped or what for this movie? Let's just hope it isn't another "Kundun" ... to this day the only Scorsese, and I've seen them all, that I deem to be almost unwatchable.