Martin Scorsese has revealed he was keen to make a family film after he had his youngest child Francesca in his late 50s.

The 69-year-old filmmaker reportedly committed to making 3-D adventure movie Hugo after reading stories to his youngest child Francesca, who is now 12-years-old.

In a recent interview with the Sun newspaper he said: "I read Hugo with my daughter and she was interested in it. And it wasn't just her, it as her friends. They liked it."

He added: "Naturally I am associated more with the films for adults like 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull' but it seemed very natural and the right time of my life to try something like this."

Scorsese further pitched in: "My first two daughters were born when I was in my 20s and 30s. Francesca was born when I was in my late 50s. My wife and I are both older parents and my lifestyle has changed to the point where I am with the child every day."

However, as Francesca began to grow, Martin admits she caught him lying about the nature of the world and even the books he was reading to her.

He said: "I would be reading a lot to the child, books like 'The Jungle Book'. I would read the story as written at first. I would then act out different parts and start improvising."

And when she got to six or seven and started reading she would ask, 'Is that what it says right there? I said, 'Some people might say this improvisation is pretty good - not everyone.' "