Martin Scorsese Embraces 3D for New Children's Book Adaptation 


As we told you back in January, the great Martin Scorsese is making his first foray into children's literature! The director was under negotiations with GK Films to direct the best-selling book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick.

Winner of the 2008 Randolph Caldecott Medal, the story is set in 1930s Paris and revolves around a 12 year old orphan named Hugo who lives in a train station and must fix a broken robot to fulfill his late father's wish.

John Logan adapted the screenplay. The writer previously worked with Scorsese for "The Aviator." The film is being put on the fast track with a June 1 start date in London and a release date set for December 9, 2011.

Not only is this film Scorsese's first children's book adaptation, it will also be his first 3D film! But unlike, say "Clash of the Titans," this film will be shot in 3D and NOT just converted into the three-dimensional technology.

The film's young cast includes Asa Butterfield from "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and the fantastic Chloe Moretz aka Hit Girl from the upcoming "Kick Ass." Both actors will be joining Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen.

I worship at the Scorsese altar so this is exciting news for me. And plus points for the iconic director for trying something new...again!

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