Scorsese, the 1930’s, and a Robot

Damn, I don’t have a good Karnak punch-line. Ah well.

Warner Brothers has acquired the film rights to Brian Selznick children’s novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, with Martin Scorsese named as the potential director. Set in Paris France in 1930, The Invention of Hugo Cabret tells the story of a twelve year old who lives in the walls of a train station, his late father, and a robot.

This sounds like it could be quite fun. Robots and 1930’s Paris is such a weird mix it could actually be fairly interesting. And it might be nice to see Scorsese’s work on a smaller story. I hope he signs on.