Trailer for Martin Scorsese's Hugo Cabret to Debut with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Posted 06.13.11 by reelz
Although the 10-year run of Harry Potter movies is about to end, you can get a peek at another upcoming children's book adaptation when the final movie hits theaters. For the past few months, Martin Scorsese and his team have been hard at work on post-production for Hugo Cabret, based on Brian Selznick's Caldecott-winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Today, the movie's Twitter page announced that the first trailer for the movie will run ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which arrives in theaters July 15.
For those who haven't heard of the story, here's a synopsis from the book's official site:
ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together ... in The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
The site also describes the book as "not exactly a novel, and it's not quite a picture book, and it's not really a graphic novel, or a flip book, or a movie, but a combination of all these things."
We're anxious to see how Scorsese's interpretation translates to the screen. It's a departure from the more adult fare we're used to seeing from the 68-year-old director, but we also know he has an encyclopedic knowledge of film and a childlike enthusiasm for the moving image in all its forms. The unique visual style of Selznick's book likely gave Scorsese an opportunity to let loose, and it should be exciting to see how his vision turns out.
The movie stars Asa Butterfield in the title role, and also features Chloë Moretz, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley, and Sacha Baron Cohen, among others. The release date is currently set at November 23.