Scorsese For Kids!

Last week, I stole borrowed a childrens book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, from my friend’s kid just to get an idea of what Martin Scorsese’s next movie might look like…and I was astonished.

The book, lovingly written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, is a touching story about an orphaned boy living in an old Paris train station who stumbles upon the lost works of French filmmaker, Georges Méliès. I won’t spoil the plot, but I can say it will be intriguing to see what the film preservationist Scorsese does with the material as its reminiscent of Polar Express, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, and The Age of Innocence.

The only bummer now is that I have to give the kid back his book!