As we eagerly await Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese's most recent movie, he's off planning what's next. The director went from Cannes to Italy, namely Vatican City, where he had an audience with the Pope. During the meeting, they discussed Scorsese's next film.
“I have responded to the Pope’s appeal to artists in the only way I know how: by imagining and writing a screenplay for a film about Jesus,” Scorsese said at a conference at the Vatican. He continued, “And I’m about to start making it.”
Some backstory here is that the Pope had recently asked artists across the world to 'Let us see Jesus' and Martin Scorsese heard that and appears to be at least attempting to accept the call.
Scorsese is no stranger to religious cinema. His 1988 movie The Last Temptation of Christ caused an uproar within Christian communities. In the mid-2010s, his movie Silence had the opposite effect and was actually screened by the Pope.
There's no date or confirmation on the movie and no idea about the subject matter.
But still, Scorsese digging deep into his roots and confronting religion has delivered two movies I quite like, so I am excited to see if this goes anywhere.