Martin Scorsese has his eye on his next feature film and it doesn’t include a music legend. According to several reports, the director will take on an adaptation of the children’s book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Since the sources are a few European newspapers, the credibility of this update is so-so, but they seem to have a breakdown of how and when the director will take on the story.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a highly praised novel written by Brian Selznick that centers on a 12 year old orphan boy who lives within the walls of a train station. It follows his daily journeys as he interacts with several suspicious characters including a bitter old man and a bookish girl. Cabret serves as a great literary piece to jump start any child’s imagination, but does it really sound like a Scorsese flick?

According to the foreign reports, Scorsese will start filming in May in Paris, and then on to London. This seems like a hasty move considering his current slate of developing films. How long have we been waiting for the Theodore Roosevelt biopic, let alone the Frank Sinatra story? This sounds like a rumor, but has too many specifics to ignore. We’ll have to wait and see what logical move the always cerebral Scorsese will make.

Do you think Scorsese will jump start production on Hugo Cabret and push back his other films? Which movie should he work on first?