Gorgeous New Trailer for Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo'

Monday, 24 October 2011 09:51 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Gorgeous New Trailer for Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo'

Last Friday, Paramount Pictures unveiled a handsome new poster for Hugo, and now on Monday the studio has followed up with an ever handsomer theatrical trailer for the first family film from director Martin Scorsese, making a sharp left turn after the oppressively dark and messed up Shutter Island.  Based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Hugo is Scorsese's first foray into 3D, and everything we've seen so far has given the impression that he and cinematographer Robert Richardson have once again knocked it out of the park visually.  This trailer looks stunning, and there are a whole bunch of shots in there that imply that this may be an instance where 3D is actually an important part of the film rather than a novelty.

The story centers around Asa Butterfield as Hugo Cabret, a young orphan living in the walls of a 1930's Parisian train station, where he maintains the clocks and searches for the secret behind an automaton left to him by his late father, played by Jude Law.

The Hugo trailer embed here is courtesy of ComingSoon, but if you'd like to watch it in high definition, head over to Apple (I'd recommend doing so).

The Hugo screenplay was written by John Logan, who previously worked with Scorsese on The Aviator, a movie that I unabashedly love.  Logan's other credits include Gladiator, Rango, The Last Samurai, and the upcoming Lincoln and Bond 23.

Asa Butterfield, familiar to anyone who saw The Boy in the Striped Pajamas stars, with Chloe Moretz trying out her English accent as the second lead.  The adult cast is stacked with ringers, including Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law, Michael Pitt, Ray Winstone, Chrisopher Lee, and an appearance from Johnny Depp.

Hugo is just about a month away, arriving in theaters on November 23rd.

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