Warner Bros. and Graham King's Initial Entertainment Group have acquired screen rights to bestselling Brian Selznick children's novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret; they're hoping Martin Scorsese will direct.

John Logan is writing the screenplay, which follows 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, says Variety.

No word if The Invention of Hugo Cabret will be next up for a production schedule.