Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Iconic director Martin Scorcese will be jumping aboard the 3-D bandwagon for his next project, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The film is based on the children's books by Brian Selznick and centers around a Parisian boy who tries to solve the mystery of a broken robot.  Despite being independently financed, the film will be distributed by Sony Pictures.  So far, Sacha Baron Cohen (BORAT, Bruno) and Ben Kingsley (The House of Sand and FogShutter Island) have been attached to the project and British youngster Asa Butterfield will be appearing in the film's starring role.  Butterfield was seen most recently in The Wolfman and he will be in the upcoming Nanny McPhee sequel. 

Scorcese's creative integrity really cannot be questioned, so I don't foresee the move to film in 3-D necessarily as negative.  I just don't like the idea that I will have to upgrade my television yet again  to watch the forthcoming wave of DVDs  made for the ever-popular format.  The Invention of Hugo Cabret will be in theatres December 2011.

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