Three Preview Clips for Hugo; Martin Scorsese Lands New Project
11.22.11 by Ryan
Academy Award–winning director Martin Scorsese's latest movie, Hugo, may be his first feature shot in 3-D, but that hasn't stopped it from receiving Oscar buzz and high critical praise, with The New York Daily News calling it "a love letter to moviemaking" and The Chicago Tribune calling it "pictorially entrancing and quite moving".
Based on the 2007 novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Hugo follows the title character, an orphaned twelve-year-old boy (Asa Butterfield) who lives inside a train station in 1931 Paris. While trying to stay under the radar of the station's inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen), Hugo befriends Isabelle (Chloe Moretz) and attempts to fix the mechanical man created by his late, clockmaker father (Jude Law).
In the first clip, Hugo tells Isabelle about his philosophy about machines.
In the second clip, Hugo's father reveals the mechanical man to Hugo.
In the third clip, Hugo and Isabelle discover a box full of sketches, in a sequence that will likely look fantastic in 3-D.
With Hugo ready to open tomorrow, Scorsese is already lining up another project. THR reports that the director will return to his crime thriller leanings to direct an adaptation of The Snowman, based on Norwegian author Jo Nesbø's novel of the same name.
The Snowman follows Norwegian detective Harry Hole, who investigates some particularly gruesome murders of a serial killer. The novel is the seventh in a series featuring the character of Hole. Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom, the upcoming World War Z) wrote the script.
Reportedly, Scorsese has been interested in the movie adaptation for some time, but was waiting for Nesbo's approval, which he got. No word yet on when production will begin.