Watch the killer trailer for Martin Scoresese's new movie Silence

Spiderman and Kylo Ren going on a bible banging rescue mission in Japan may not sound like the most thrilling plot for a film we’ve ever heard.

But being Martin Scorsese's first release since Wolf on Wall Street, Silence has definitely got our attention.

Going from cocaine-addicted stock brokers to missionaries is a weird jump, but Scorsese has been working on this bad boy since 1990… yep. That’s 26 years in the making.

Back in 2013, Scorsese told the magazine Deadline, "The very nature of secularism right now is really fascinating to me, but at the same time do you wipe away what could be more enriching in your life, which is an appreciation or some sort of search for that which is spiritual and transcends?"

"Silence is just something that I'm drawn to in that way. It's been an obsession, it has to be done... it's a strong, wonderful true story, a thriller in a way, but it deals with those questions."


The film's script is based on Shūsaku Endō's 1966 novel of the same name.

And judging by the two-minute trailer above the cinematography will be on fire. With a January release, it’s tipped to be an Oscar contender.