We always knew Chloë Moretz was destined for greatness and this is the moment she takes to the biggest stage of all with the release of Christmas family-friendly fantasy extravaganza Hugo. Legendary director Martin Scorsese plays against type here in directing this 3D adventure flick in what is his most accessible and far-reaching film yet.
Based on the best selling illustrated book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick, the film Hugo is about a boy, who, orphaned, ends up living in the walls of a Paris Train Station in the 1930’s. Moretz plays the part of Isabelle, a quirky young girl, who becomes very close to Hugo and helps him realise his dream of getting his wind-up mechanical figure (the only thing Hugo has of his father) up and running. In return, Hugo gives Isabelle a taste adventure and together they embark on a thrilling fantastic journey.
On the left: Chloë in SS11 Dolce&Gabbana. On the right: Chloë in character as Isabelle
Drawing on many influences including turn-of-the-century pioneering filmmaker Georges Méliès, his surviving films and his collection of mechanical wind-up figures known as automata, Scorsese has created a visual feast as well as a gripping adventure story for all the family.
Chloë Moretz is amongst some of Hollywood’s biggest hitters – Sir Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone and Sir Christopher Lee, with Johnny Depp on board in production. Critical acclaim is already in the bag with Robert Ebert proclaiming “Hugo is unlike any other film Martin Scorsese has made and yet probably the closest to his heart; a big-budget, family epic in 3D, and in some ways, a mirror of his own life. We feel a great artist has been given command of the tools and resources he needs to make a movie about – movies”.
Watch the trailer for Hugo here:
Written by Hugo Mc Cafferty