John Young
January 21, 2010 AT 12:00 PM EST

Martin Scorsese is in talks to direct The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a feature-film adaptation of the bestselling children’s novel by Brian Selznick, according to Variety. The film would be Scorsese’s first project based on a children’s book. John Logan (The Aviator, Gladiator) wrote the screenplay for the movie, which is expected to start shooting in May.

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