What's Martin Scorsese Doing Next Following Shutter Island?
I don't know if everyone feels the same, but ever sine The Departed in 2006, I've been waiting for Martin Scorsese to direct another Oscar home run. His latest film, Shutter Island, hits theaters in a few weeks; I'm excited for it but I don't think the Academy will remember it 10 months from now. But what's next for Scorsese after Shutter Island? The Playlist pulled together some quotes from a French site to give us this line-up: The Invention of Hugo Cabret is Scorsese's very next project, followed by the 17th century Jesuit priest drama Silence then his mob drama The Irishman. Anyone of these seem Oscar caliber?
Here's how Scorsese breaks it down himself: "Everything was ready for Silence, but the film was shifted to be shot immediately after this project [Hugo Cabret]… So hopefully, Silence and then a project with Robert De Niro, The Irishman - it is [an] interesting [path], Silence and The Irishman." So there you have it, as simple as that. Of course, things could change, projects and actors could drop off, he could work on any of his 10 documentaries next instead, and so on. For those confused, The Irishman is Scorsese's adaptation of the mobster book I Heard You Paint Houses that will star Robert De Niro as the mobster Frank Sheeran.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is being written by John Logan (The Last Samurai, The Aviator); it's set in 1930's Paris, France where the story centers on a 12-year-old orphan named Hugo living in a train station, trying to solve the mystery of a broken robot. Silence is being written by Jay Cocks (Gangs of New York) and will star Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro. Set in the 17th century, Silence focuses on two Jesuit priests that face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to spread the gospel of Christianity. The Irishman is a biopic about Frank Sheeran, a reputed criminal who has carried out over 25 mob murders.
That's all we know about Scorsese's upcoming projects but all of them sound good. I'm personally looking forward to Hugo Cabret and The Irishman the most, just because the subject matter interests me. Although I'm also looking forward to seeing Scorsese work with Daniel Day-Lewis again in Silence, but I honestly can't even pretend that I'm interested in seeing a movie about Jesuit priests. We will keep you updated on all of Scorsese's projects, but until we hear more, it's about time to head out and catch Shutter Island in theaters.