One of the greatest directors of our time, Martin Scorsese, is in talks to direct a film bsed on the best-selling children's book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. This will definitely be a change for the director because he's never really made a children's film. The project will most likely be Scorsese's next film.
The novel 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.
The novel won the Randolph Caldecott Medal in 2008 for the most distinguished American picture book for children. Chris Wedge (Ice Age) was previously attached to direct the film. John Logan (The Aviator) wrote the script.
GK Films will independently produce the live-action feature and is in discussions with a number of studios including Sony and Paramount about distributing. Shooting is scheduled to start on June 1st in London.
I'm really interested to see what Scorsese has planned for this movie, I'm definitely looking forward to it.