Posted on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 by Germain Lussier
Almost exactly one year from today, we’ll all get our chance to see a 3D Martin Scorsese movie. But there won’t be any baseball bat beatings or vice head squishing in this film. Based on the book by Brian Selznick, Hugo Cabret is about a young boy (Asa Butterfield) who secretly lives in a Paris train station and winds up on a magical adventure. The incredible cast also includes Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Helen McCrory, Frances de la Tour and Richard Griffiths.
We’ve already seen a glimpse of what Moretz and Butterfield’s lead characters look like and now we’ve got a peak at two of the important characters who work in the train station, played by Cohen and Kingsley. Hugo Cabret is scheduled for release in 3D on December 9, 2011. Check out the full images and more after the break.
Here’s Sacha Baron Cohen as the police inspector of the train station where Hugo lives (along with a Joseph Gordon-Levitt lookalike who saw him on the street).
And here’s Ben Kingsley as toy shop runner Georges Méliès who, yes, is also the famous filmmaker.
Actually, the Hugo Cabret Facebook has a bunch of cool stuff on it. There’s an on-set video, some more set photos, call sheets and more. Here’s the video from the set of the film.
Even if Scorsese was shooting this film in 2D it would be one of our most highly anticipated of 2011. He’s Martin Scorsese after all, and we’ve never seen do a true family film. Plus, no matter what you think of 3D, finally seeing a master filmmaker like Scorsese tackle the medium – in live action none the less – could potentially be the next step ahead for the third dimension.
How do you think Cohen and Kingsley look in the film and does Scorsese doing 3D make you any more interested than if other filmmakers were doing it?