Monday, January 25, 2010

Scorsese looking at The Invention of Hugo Cabret for his next project

According to Variety Martin Scorsese is thinking of a trip back in time to 1930s Paris. He's in talks with GK Films to direct Brian Selznick's "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" for what he hopes will be his next project.

If you don't know the book it centers on a 12-year-old orphan named Hugo, who lives in a train station and must finish what his late father started by solving the mystery of a broken robot. It won the Caldecott medal in 2008 and is absolutely gorgeous, a work of art in itself. More than half of the pages contain elaborate pictures that look like movie storyboard frames.

Wow. This should be fantastic. Hope it happens.

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