The screenplay is by John Logan, who penned Scorsese and King's celebrated drama "The Aviator."
"Hugo Cabret" 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 a toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy, a synopsis of the movie said.
The film is being shot at London's Shepperton Studios as well as on locations in London and Paris. It is scheduled for a December 2011 release in North America by Sony Pictures.