Martin Scorsese announces film on Jesus Christ after meeting Pope Francis: Report
Martin Scorsese, who is known for films like Goodfellas, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street, Taxi driver, The Irishman and Gangs of New York said his declaration was in response to the Pope's ‘appeal to artists’
Veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese has announced that he will be making a film on the life of Jesus Christ following his meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican City over the weekend, reports said.
“And I’m about to start making it," the director said, suggesting that this could be his next film.
Before attending the conference titled "The Global Aesthetics of the Catholic Imagination", Scorsese and his wife Helen Morris met Pope Francis on may 27 during a brief private audience at the Vatican.
The 80-year-old filmmaker also touched upon the meaning of his 1988 epic "The Last Temptation of Christ" and of "the subsequent step in his research on the figure of Jesus" represented by his 2016 drama "Silence" about the persecution of Jesuit Christians in 17th-century Japan.
Scorsese, film "Killers of the Flower Moon" received a world premiere at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival.
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