Howard Shore confirmed in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he will be reuniting with director Martin Scorsese on the upcoming historical drama Silence. The film stars Andrew Garfield as a 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit who travels to Japan with a fellow priest, played by Liam Neeson, amid rumors that his mentor has abandoned the Church, to find out that the local Christian population has been driven underground by religious persecution. Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver are co-starring. Jay Cooks (Gangs of New York, Age of Innocence) has written the screenplay based on the novel by Shûsaku Endô. Irwin Winkler (Goodfellas, Rocky, Raging Bull) is producing the project with Randall Emmett & George Furla (End of Watch, Lone Survivor, 2 Guns) and Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Wolf of Wall Street). Shore and Scorsese have previously collaborated on such films as The Aviator, Hugo, The Departed and After Hours. Silence is tentatively scheduled to be released in November of 2015 by Paramount Pictures.
Shore’s upcoming projects also include Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, set to be released next month. The composer has also scored Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater, which opens on November 14. The full details of the soundtrack album for the film from Howe Records will be posted on this page within the next few weeks.