We didn't know quite what to expect from Martin Scorsese's first family-friendly film (not to mention his first in 3D), but this trailer for Hugo (formerly The Invention of Hugo Cabaret) is just gorgeous in every way. It looks to blend Scorsese's love of early cinema (Hugo is set in the 1930s) with all the quirky humor we come to find in a story about two children racing around a grand train station, searching for adventure. There's also a hint of futuristic elements with the introduction of a mysterious robot that uses a key to unlock a whirlwind experience that's only hinted at in this trailer. Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz play the two young kids, while there looks to be plenty of comic relief coming from Sacha Baron Cohen's station agent character, who cases the children throughout the Parisian station, finding himself on the opposite side of success more often than not. Magical and wondrous, Hugo seems like the type of family film that's destined for Oscar nominations.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. Hugo hits theaters on November 23rd.
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.