First Glimpse of Scorsese’s ‘Hugo Cabret’

The first trailer for Scorsese’s upcoming The Invention of Hugo Cabret has finally made it’s way onto Apple, and looks brilliant. A departure from the rich character studies typical of the director, Hugo is Scorsese’s attempt at making a family film.

Adapted from the book by Brian Selznick, it follows 12 year old orphan Hugo (Asa Butterfield) as he lives in the walls of an old train station in 1930s Paris. One day his life is turned around when he meets like minded Isabelle (Chloe Moretz), and the two go about investigating his late father’s invention.

The strong cast includes Ray Winstone, Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley and Richard Griffiths just to name a few. As for Asa Butterfield, this will definitely be the role which will make him a recognized name, after turns in The Wolfman and The Boy with the Striped Pajamas.

Hugo will be released on December 2nd 2011 in 3D.

Watch the Trailer Here

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  1. Alex Rowland

    I’m so unsure about this film! I didn’t like the trailer although it admittedly looks beautiful but the only threat is a doberman and a clumsy policeman…and there’s quite a bit of weird sexual innuendo, it just look a bit clumsy comical.

    After watching ‘A Letter to Elia’ (Kazan) which was basically a eulogy to Kazan and his films – East of Eden, On The Waterfront, America America, A Streetcar Named Desire – it showed the inspiration for exactly what is his greatest strength which is drawing amazing characters and revealing them fully.

    Anyway, I just wish Scorsese was using his talents to do something akin to his earlier work (i liked Shutter Island but wasn’t a massive fan of The Departed) this just looks a bit like a studio production rather than him entering something more meaningful into his oeuvre. Just another 3D kids film! Then again, knowing him it’ll be awesome…


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