Ang Lee's Life of Pi looks like it's going to be a beautifully stunning movie. I loved what I saw in the most recent trailer. The movie is an adaptation of the book written by Yann Martel, which I had never heard of until the movie was announced. It sounds like an incredible story, and I'm looking forward to seeing Lee's vision of the story up on the big screen.
In a recent interview with EW Lee said, "All we have is difficulty. Water, kids, animals and 3D. Everything you should avoid in the movie business. I thought it was unmakeable, even though it's very inspiring." Well, it looks like he handled the material extremely well.
Here's a short synopsis:
Director Ang Lee(Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor -- a fearsome Bengal tiger.
The movie is set to hit theaters later this year on November 21st. Here are the photos and I've included the trailer as well! Are you looking forward to this movie?
Here's the description from the book that the film is based on...
The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.
The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional--but is it more true?