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Martin Scorsese to go fantasy/sci-fi with THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Now, Martin Scorsese has a ton on his plate, so there's no saying which of the half-dozen projects he might go with next... these projects include a sequel to THE DEPARTED, LAST DUEL: A TRUE STORY OF CRIME, SCANDAL AND TRIAL BY COMBAT IN MEDIEVAL FRANCE and SILENCE. Warner Bros nabbed up the rights to a Scholastic book called THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, which John Logan is adapting and Scorsese is potentially directing.

It sounds a little like the story is a period fantasy. Not too out there, but one of those "magic of a child's imagination" type stories, but with an automaton... I don't know, something you'd imagine hearing Alfonso Cuaron or Jean Pierre Jeunet attacking. says it's about a 12 year old orphan who lives in the walls of a Paris train station in the 1930s. There's a mystery involving this boy's father and a robot. Will he pick this film? Who knows, but the involvement of AVIATOR collaborator John Logan puts it in a likely position. I'd love to see Scorsese tackle something so radically different. What about you?

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