With the financial success, critical recognition, and likely Oscar bounty of his superior crime flick The Departed, Martin Scorsese is riding high now. He’s got his pick of what to do next as he’s attached to several properties including Silence, an adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel about two 17th century Jesuit priests spreading Christianity in Japan, possible sequels to The Departed, and now, an adaptation of bestselling children’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
It’s the story of a orphan who lives in a train station in early 20th Century Paris. He becomes involved in a mystery concerning his late father and a robot. Not only is Scorsese tentatively attached to direct, but he’s re-assembling the creative team behind his excellent biopic The Aviator, producer Graham King and screenwriter John Logan, who’s immediately beginning work on the script.
Interestingly enough, both this project and Silence are set up at Warner Bros., but Marty has a first look deal at