Martin Scorsese’s latest cinematic effort, the family-friendly Hugo is set to hit theaters this Thanksgiving. And yet I still marvel that the man who brought us such gritty and violent dramas as Goodfellas and The Departed has crafted what appears to be a downright whimsical adventure. The first trailer dropped last July, teasing a gorgeously captured world with a steam-punk flare. Then, just days ago, Paramount released a featurette, and screened a “work in progress” cut of the film at NYFF, where our own Jordan Raup declared, “Hugo… has the power to be that one experience to turn a casual young moviegoer into a lifelong film fanatic.” [Read Jordan’s full impressions here.

Now, we’ve got a new international trailer, in which the iconic American auteur introduces audiences to the glory of his first 3D film. And while it boasts some striking visuals and an enchanting score, what has me most intrigued by this latest trailer is that talking Hugo makes Scorsese absolutely giddy!


Video courtesy of Empire.


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. The star-studded cast includes: Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Hugo opens in theaters November 23rd, 2011.

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