Martin Scorsese’s new film Hugo, is in 3D. It is about an orphan boy called Hugo Cabret is a boy who has ended up as an orphan living secretly in a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken automaton, an eccentric girl, and the cold reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a fantastic adventure. The movie is based on the Brian Selznick children’s book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”. Martin Scorsese bought the screen rights to the book in 2007, and John Logan wrote the script. Scorsese began shooting the movie in London at Shepperton Studios in June 2010.
Hugo is played by Asa Butterfiled, and the film also stars Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen. Also look out for Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths and Jude Law.
The film has been enthusiastically received by reviewers who are describing it as a masterpiece -which is probably a blessing for all the parents who will be dragged along to see it this Christmas by their stary-eyed offspring. (Hint: miniature clock-mending screw-drivers will be de rigeur in stockings this year.)