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Martin Scorsese has revealed details of his next movie

He will shoot a picture about Jesus Christ already this year.

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Martin Scorsese is preparing to shoot his next movie - a picture dedicated to Christianity. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the 81-year-old director said that he has already finished the script in collaboration with Kent Jones on the basis of the novel "Life of Jesus" by Japanese writer Shusaku Endo.

Interestingly, in 2016 Scorsese worked with Endo's other literary work, the novel "Silence," based on which he directed a movie of the same name with Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. According to the director, right now he and Jones are still "swimming in inspiration" with the new project. But he has already decided that this movie will not exceed 80 minutes in length. Although his two previous films - "The Irishman" (2019) and "Killers of the Flower Moon" (2023) - turned out to be more than three hours each.

"I'm trying to find a new way to make it (the new film) more accessible and remove the negative burden of what's associated with organized religion," Scorsese noted. He had previously tackled the subject not only in "Silence" but also in "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988).