Darren Franich
July 15, 2011 AT 02:48 PM EDT

Martin Scorsese’s reputation as a tough-guy gangster-movie director has always been reductive — he’s made a musical, several documentaries, historical epics that specifically star Leonardo DiCaprio, and movies about Christ and the Dalai Lama — but his next film looks to be his biggest departure yet from form. Hugo is the tale of a boy whose father gives him a wind-up figure that looks like a steampunk-bot, with a heart-shaped keyhole in its chest. (If you instantly thought of Kingdom Hearts, then you’re a nerd, and also marry me.) Dad dies, and Hugo embarks on some adventures in a train station with Chloe Moretz (trying out an English accent) and Ben Kingsley. Also, Sacha Baron Cohen keeps chasing him, and this whole thing is in 3-D. (Hugo is based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret, but the name was presumably shortened because “Invention” is a very difficult word for the all-important kindergarten demographic to spell.) Check out the trailer:

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