Now this should be interesting. If the first hurdle to giving 3D mainstream acceptance was a massive project of the ilk of Avatar, the next longer term goal would perhaps be to see what a critically acclaimed director such as Martin Scorsese could do with the technology. And it’s now been confirmed that we’re going to find that out.
Variety has confirmed that Scorsese will definitely be shooting his next film, The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, using 3D. He’s set to start production on the movie in the UK in June, with an eye on a release in December 2011 (after that our Scorsese wishlist reads: another mob movie with De Niro, and the planned Sinatra biopic).
The film itself is based on the children’s novel by Brian Selznick, and the screenplay for the movie has been put together by John Logan, who previously wrote The Aviator for Scorsese.
The casting that’s been announced thus far sees Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley on board, as well as Asa Butterfield (from The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas) in the title role. Hit-Girl herself, Chloe Moretz, is also in the film’s cast.
More news as and when we get it…