First Spike Jonze, then Wes Anderson.

Now, Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is becoming entranced by the world of children's literature.

Variety is reporting that the 'Goodfellas' director is looking to direct an adaptation of Brian Selznick's best-selling children's book, 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret.' The story centers around a 12-year-old orphan who, following the death of his father, attempts to solve the mystery of a broken robot.

The 533-page novel won the Randolph Caldecott Medal in 2008 for the most-distinguished American picture book for children and contains illustrations that have been described as looking like movie storyboards.
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