Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ Teaser Poster

Martin Scorsese has taken his first plunge into both family filmmaking and 3D with Hugo, which adapts the Brian Selznick book The Invention of Hugo Cabret with Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz in the lead roles. We’ve got a look at the first teaser poster for the film, in advance of the upcoming trailer release. Appropriately for something arriving the same week as the final Harry Potter film, there’s a serious Potter influence here. But as this is one of the first official images we’ve seen for Hugo, which also happens to confirm the recent title change, I’ll accept that for now. Read More »

Soon the film will simply be called ‘H.’ I’m very excited to see footage from Martin Scorsese‘s new film, which is his first 3D project, and his first aimed at a family audience. Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the film had until recently been called simply Hugo Cabret, but has now evidently undergone another title change, and will be known to the world as Hugo. Read More »

The tweet pretty much says it all. As if you needed another reason to head to the theater on July 15, the first look at director Martin Scorsese‘s 3D family film Hugo Cabret could possibly be attached to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. However, while the tweet looks legit, it should be considered a rumor. Paramount confirmed that the @HugoCabretMovie Twitter account, and accompanying Facebook, are not official, but they did not deny the news of the trailer attachment.

Based on a famous book by Brian Selznick, Hugo Cabret stars Asa Butterfield and Chloë Moretz as an orphan boy and strange little girl who become friends in a Paris train station. Scorsese, as he tends to do, has put together a dynamite supporting cast including Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law, Michael Stuhlbarg, Ray Winstone and more. It’s scheduled for release November 23.

Martin Scorsese is finishing up Hugo Cabret, his first foray into family films and 3D. The film is based on Brian Selznick‘s children’s book The Invention of Huog Cabret, and has nods to the early days of cinema and science fiction.

We’ve known the cast for some time; Asa Butterfield and Chloë Moretz as an orphan boy and strange little girl who become friends in a Paris train station, with support from Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law, Michael Stuhlbarg, Ray Winstone, and more.

But it turns out there is a pretty impressive cameo in the film, which was revealed via a photo posted in a French outlet. That photo and info on the cameo is after the break — don’t go further if you don’t want some small spoilers — as is a photo of one of the pieces of technology in the film. Read More »

Re-adjust your countdown clock for the Martin Scorsese 3D family movie Hugo Cabret. Originally scheduled for release on December 9 by Sony, the film will now be released November 23 by Paramount. Starring Asa Butterfield, 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, Hugo Cabret is a mystery film about a young boy who secretly lives in a Paris train station. Read more about the distributor and release date changes after the break. Read More »

If you read my top ten of 2010 you saw that, despite some diamonds in the rough, I felt 2010 was largely unimpressive in terms of film. Well, if potential says anything, 2011 is going to be amazing. We’ve got new films from filmmakers like Terrence Malick, Michel Gondry, Ron Howard and Jodie Foster, incredible genre action with films like Cowboys & Aliens and Green Lantern, the return of epic franchises with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and X-Men First Class and even huge blockbuster comedy with films like The Hangover Part II.

And as exciting as all those films sound, none of them made my top ten most anticipated. That’s how good 2011 looks. On paper at least. These things rarely pan out. See what I mean after the jump where you’ll find both my most anticipated films for 2011 as well as the films I picked at this time last year with retrospective commentary.

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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 CohenBen 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. Read More »

The Guardian visited Martin Scorsese on the set of Hugo Cabret at UK’s Shepperton studios. The part of the interview I found most interesting is the filmmaker’s thoughts on shooting his first movie using 3D cameras.

“Every shot is rethinking cinema,” he enthuses, “rethinking narrative – how to tell a story with a picture. Now, I’m not saying we have to keep throwing javelins at the camera, I’m not saying we use it as a gimmick, but it’s liberating. It’s literally a Rubik’s Cube every time you go out to design a shot, and work out a camera move, or a crane move. But it has a beauty to it also. People look like… like moving statues. They move like sculpture, as if sculpture is moving in a way. Like dancers…” He is clearly entranced by challenges and themes of Hugo Cabret, and says that the new technology with which he’s working puts him in mind of Picasso and Braque and how inspired they were by the early cinema of Méliès and the Lumière brothers.

Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t married, but he’s about to be unfaithful to his frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese. The pair met up via satellite in Hollywood this weekend to discuss several of their collaborations and each got to talking about their upcoming projects. Scorsese offered up some thoughts on Hugo Cabret (“It’s going,” he said) and DiCaprio said that “infidelity is in place” because he will be working with director Clint Eastwood on their long gestating J. Edgar Hoover bio-pic in “maybe January or February.” That’s right in line with what the man who wrote the film, Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk), said a few months ago. Read more about this event and everything we know so far about this pairing of titans. Read More »

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The cast of Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo Cabret keeps getting better and better. I had a little moment of excitement a week or so ago when it looked like Mathieu Amalric was in the cast, only to find that was an early casting deal that fell apart.

But now there’s news that might be just as good. Emily Mortimer has joined the cast, as has Michael Stuhlbarg, who was so good in his debut feature A Serious Man, by Joel and Ethan Coen. Read More »