Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret Movie Details

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Hugo Cabret, Scorsese’s first film which will be shot in 3D, tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station.

When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.

Based on Brian Selznick’s captivating and imaginative New York Times bestseller The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the screenplay is by John Logan and the film is produced by Scorsese, Graham King, Tim Headington and Johnny Depp.

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‘Inception’ director talks about his movie dream world

By Ed Symkus at the Patriot Ledger
With “Inception,” British director Christopher Nolan has made the coolest and smartest science fiction movie since “Blade Runner.” It’s as if he took the fascinating character studies found in his early films, “Memento” and “Insomnia,” then went on to master the art of dazzling big-budget action in “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” then fused it all together in “Inception.”

It helps, too, that Nolan has been fascinated by dreams since he was a kid.

“I like the idea of trying to portray dreams on film,” Nolan said. “My primary interest in making the film was the notion that while you’re asleep you can create an entire world, and at the same time, you experience it. I think that says a lot about the creative potential of the human mind.”

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Leonardo DiCaprio does not understand his new sci-fi film

via the International Business Times
Leonardo DiCaprio confessed he did not understand the script for his sci-fi motion picture, Inception.

The actor said the storyline was so deep that he could not make sense of it when he first read it.

“I didn’t understand the script at first,” he said. “Films should make you extract your own meaning or have different interpretations of an ending. Some things will always be uncertain. And isn’t all this part of the experience of going to see a film?

“When it’s done properly and you don’t lose the audience, I think they are completely engaged and happy to unlock some of the answers.

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4 major Hollywood directors fight for Wicked, including J.J. Abrams

By Meredith Woerner at io9
The Wicked movie adaptation is picking up steam, with a lot of Hollywood directors in the running. But it makes us wonder: What would a J.J. Abrams musical look like, and how fast would the actors have to sing?

Deadline is reporting that the contenders include Abrams (Star Trek), James Mangold (Knight and Day, Walk The Line), Ryan Murphy (Eat Pray Love, Glee), and Rob Marshall (Chicago). We’re biased in favor of Abrams, for obvious reasons. But we would also love to see his take on the strong women in Wicked, a character type he loves to play around with, and isn’t it time Abrams made a musical? As for Marshall, if he gets the project, we just hope he’s learned from his mistakes on Nine.

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Robert Rodriguez: How we stayed loyal to the Predator series

By Staci Layne Wilson at Sci Fi Wire

In our exclusive interviews with the creators of Predators, Adrien Brody shares how he conditioned himself to be “riled up,” director Nimrod Antal talks about how other Predator films dropped the ball, and producer Robert Rodriguez explains how he stayed loyal to the series.

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I have to wonder what mistakes io9 was talking about on Nine. I loved that movie, and Chicago is awesome. And as much as I love the new Star Trek, I think Rob Marshall is the more logical choice if the movie will mimic the Broadway musical. If they’re adapting the book, without songs, then I can see JJ Abrams doing it. Otherwise wouldn’t you want someone who has done a musical (or…three?) before?

Would you prefer to see Wicked: The Musical or a book adaptation of Wicked on the big screen? Who would you pick as director? Are you looking forward to Inception?