Martin Scorsese planning to adapt Shusaku Endo's Silence

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Endo's protagonist, a Jesuit priest named Sebastion Rodrigues, travels secretly to Japan to evangelize after the Shimabara Rebellion in the 17th Century. Christianity is illegal, and Fr. Rogrigues dreams of a glorious martyrdom. But God seems silent to the Rodrigues, which forces the priest into a greater martyrdom than he expected; losing his faith and finding it at the same time.