Martin Scorsese’s first foray into the world of 3D movies will be with the John Logan scripted adaptation of Brian Selznick’s The invention of Hugo Cabret, and he is assembling an amazing cast to bring the story of the railway station bound orphan and silent movie master George Melies to the screen.

Not content with drawing on the talents of Sir Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and It-girl Chloe Moretz, Scorsese will also call upon Ray Winstone, Jude Law, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths and the one that tips this over the edge the abyss of anticipation – Sir Christopher Lee.

THR are bringing us this casting news, Scorsese worked with Winstone on his Oscar winning The Departed and, as I’m still getting through the sumptuous source material right now, I’m not sure which parts each of these actors will play – perhaps one of these actors will play Hugo’s father?

Not only is this a major film maker taking his first steps into a third dimension on screen, but the cast and Caldecott award winning source material make this an extremely exciting prospect.