Published last month by Scholastic, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" concerns a 12-year-old orphan who lives in the walls of a Paris train station in 1930 and a mystery involving the boy, his late father and a robot. Scorsese recently inked a lucrative first-look deal with Paramount. Under the terms of the pact, Par has the right to own half of any project Scorsese directs or produces elsewhere.
We think audiences might really enjoy watching a precocious 12 year old who orders his robot to beat his enemies to a bloody pulp, crushing their heads until their eyes pop out of their skulls and ripping their arms out of the sockets one by one before throwing them whimpering for mercy underneath the iron wheels of the passing train in the station, all the while telling them with its robotic voice to "go f*** yourselves, you f***ing c***sucker, motherf***er sons of bitches!" All done with heavy lighting, quick editing and a classic rock tune from the 70's (possibly the Stones) blasting as the musical score in the background.
Of course, we could be wrong on this.