Few names carry as much weight as Martin Scorsese, and his latest film Hugo (rechristened from Hugo Cabret) was easily one of our most anticipated films of 2011. Already a ‘must see’ list for its odd collection of cast members ranging from Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass, Let Me In) to Sacha Baron Cohen (Bruno), with Christopher Lee, Ben Kinglsey, Ray Winstone and Emily Mortimer in between, this new trailer and the promise of it being the first 3D Martin Scorsese film could be the start of something wonderful…although the trailer is a little too twee for our liking.
Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Based on Brian Selznick’s award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this magical tale is Academy Award(R)-winner Martin Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D.
Hugo is due for a November 23rd, 2011 release in the US. It will be released in Australia on 12 January 2012.