Paramount Pictures has stepped in to acquire acclaimed director Martin Scorsese's 3D adaptation of the Brian Selznick children's novel Hugo Cabret.

Hugo Cabret, which was originally set to be released in December, will arrive just in time for Thanksgiving. The rollicking adventure will now open on November 23rd, one day before the holiday. This will give Hugo Cabret a solid five-day weekend to find its audience.

It will also have to contend with Walt Disney Pictures' The Muppets. Sony was once in charge of distributing Hugo Cabret, but because of their release slate, they couldn't allow Martin Scorsese's latest project to debut at Thanksgiving. GK Films, who is producing the movie decided to move it themselves, taking it to Paramount where Martin Scorsese has an overall deal and a close relationship with the chairman of the studio.

Hugo Cabret is set in 1930s Paris, where an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station becomes wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and a robot.

B. Alan Orange