When one thinks family film, Martin Scorsese’s name doesn’t necessarily spring to mind. But this holiday season Scorsese will bring to the screen his first 3D live action family film for audiences. Today’s trailer really gives us a sense of the large, ambitious, scope that he hopes to share. We also get a look at the excellent cast he’s assembled for the film.
Obviously, this isn’t the usual adult fare that we are used to seeing from Martin Scorsese. To be honest, I’m not really sure what to expect from this. In general, I’m not usually a fan of family films. But since it’s Scorsese, we can probably anticipate impressive things. I’m also interested to see how he uses the 3D platform to enhance the story. I think most audiences are burnt out on the format. But obviously Martin Scorsese felt the process would add to the film.
Hugo stars Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Ben Kingsley , Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese. Hugo is scheduled for release November 23, 2011. The film is written by John Logan based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.
Hugo Cabret, Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D, tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.