April 14, 2010

Will Martin Scorsese's next project be in 3D?

According to this in Variety, it will be:

Martin Scorsese is taking the plunge into 3D.

The helmer will employ the technology for his next project, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret."

Sony, which is distributing the GK Films-produced pic, has dated the film for Dec. 9, 2011.

Based on Brian Selznick's best-selling children's book, story is set in 1930s Paris and centers on a 12-year-old orphan named Hugo, who lives in a train station and must finish what his late father started by solving the mystery of a broken robot.

Project, which will begin lensing in London in June, marks Scorsese's first foray into kid lit as well as his debut 3D film.

John Logan, who wrote Scorsese's "The Aviator," adapted the screenplay.



  1. project itself sounds like a potential and I am already interested in watching it, but not so into 3D, I think movies that are meant to become classic for directing, acting, screenplay and etc don't need to stick up to 3D, I wouldn't mind watching 3D movies for visual effects, but if think about it, I'd enjoy classics in 2D not less than in 3D. 3D is becoming the source of fast-money and it just scares that one day companies will stop caring about true meaning of the movies just because this 3D thing with over-priced tickets will make up the budget, no matter movie being excellent, good or not worth a watch!

  2. 3D is a fad at the moment. All the big movies will be made in 3D, for at least a good 5-7 years. Eventually it will wear off, and people will start focusing on the stories again. At least this is my hope.

    I like 3D, but it's not for all types of movies. And the studios will learn this.

  3. Overall, I think it depends on the project and the filmmaker, and this will be an interesting test. That being said, as long as the option for 2D is available alongside 3D, I won't complain.

  4. While I don't entirely like the sounds of this, it is Scorsese we're talking about -- I think that after his track record, he deserves the chance to experiment with this.

    However, I do feel that the decision was made (or at least introduced) by the studio at hand, especially since it's going to be the kid's movie tentpole for 2011...

  5. I don't doubt it for a minute, but I agree with you.