Confirmed: Scorsese Shooting 'Invention of Hugo Cabret' in 3D
by Ethan Anderton
April 13, 2010
Not too long ago, Martin Scorsese somewhat dangerously proclaimed his love for the potential of 3D by saying, in so many words, that a movie like Precious should be seen in 3D. While I think this is a bit of an overzealous claim for a technology that is still being mastered by some of the best filmmakers, it certainly has promise as long as we all heed Uncle Ben's words: "With great power comes great responsibility." Now Scorsese will put his money where his mouth is as Variety confirms that he will shoot his adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret in 3D. For those 3D haters, it could be worse - he could have converted to 3D.
Based on the children's book of the same name, the story will take Scorsese and his cast back to 1930's Paris, France, where the story centers on a 12-year-old orphan named Hugo who lives in a train station and is still dedicated to his late father's ambition to solve the mystery of a broken robot. Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kinglsey have already been cast in the film as the station inspector and the famous real-life silent filmmaker, George Melies, who plays a pivotal role in the story. No doubt, plenty of people are interested in seeing how a director like Scorsese, who is no stranger to violence and darkness, will tackle family friendly fare (in 3D). I suppose we'll find out when this hits theaters in December of 2011. Is anyone upset by this decision?