Johnny Depp Producing 'Hugo Cabret'

by Joey Paur

I guess everyone is trying to get their hands in these magical kid fairy tales in hope of starting a franchise like harry potter. I would think Johnny has good taste so this may be a pretty good project. I just don't want to see another crappy Harry Potter wannabe movie. I don't think this genre is dead or over-saturated it just they arn't making good one that are able to hook people. I am not sure if this is one book or a series. I've never read the book sooooooo maybe I should.

Variety reports that:

"Ice Age" helmer Chris Wedge has signed on to direct Brian Selznick's magic-themed children's novel "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" for Graham King's GK Films, Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil and Warner Bros.

"The Aviator" scribe John Logan has been tapped to pen the adaptation.

King and Infinitum Nihil's Christi Dembrowski will produce the live-action film, which centers on an orphaned boy who secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and looks after the clocks. He gets caught up in a mystery adventure when he attempts to repair a mechanical man.


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