Sony is distributing the film and plans to release it December 9, 2011.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is based on Brian Selznick's best-selling children's book. It is set in 1930s Paris and follows a 12-year-old orphan named Hugo. He lives in a train station and must complete what his late father started by figuring out the mystery of a broken robot.
The film will start shooting in London in June. It marks Scorsese's first venture into children's literature as well as his debut with 3D film.