Martin Scorsese is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of Brian Selznick’s children’s book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” for GK Films reports Variety.
The 2008 Randolph Caldecott Medal-winning novel centers on an orphaned boy who secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and looks after the clocks. He gets caught up in a mystery adventure when he attempts to repair a mechanical man.
Chris Wedge (“Ice Age”) was previously attached to direct. John Logan (Scorsese’s The Aviator) wrote the script and the project will likely be Scorsese’s next.
GK Films is already in talks with Sony and Paramount about distributing. Shooting is scheduled to start on June 1st in London.