Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret gets title change

At the beginning of the year, we called Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Brian Selznick’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret the third most exciting film of 2011. After having the title shortened to just Hugo Cabret, the picture has once again been christened to the much sleeker and more character efficient Hugo.

We imagine a Sean Parker-styled executive telling Scorsese to drop the Cabret: “It’s cleaner.

Asa Butterfield will star as the eponymous orphan who befriends a young girl (Chloe Moretz) and discovers the invention of an old eccentric (Ben Kingsley). It also stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Emily Mortimer and Jude Law.

Hugo is set for release December 2011.

Discuss: Does the distillation of the original title annoy or appeal?

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