Ice Age director Chris Wedge is set to direct Brian Selznick's magic-themed children's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret for Graham King's GK Films, Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil and Warner Bros.

According to Variety, The Aviator script writer John Logan will write the adaptation.

The story centers on an orphaned boy who secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and looks after the clocks. He gets caught up in a mystery adventure when he attempts to repair a mechanical man.

Production is set to begin in the fall.