Life of Pi director Ang Lee has signed on to direct a new 3D boxing film. The movie is described as giving us an "epic look at the boxing world of the 1960s and 1970s, as seen through the prism of its biggest rivalries and greatest fights. That will include the showdown between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali that was called the Thrilla In Manila." The film will also focus on other boxers from the era, such as George Foreman, Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns, Robert Duran, and Sugar Ray Leonard.
This could be an amazing film! I enjoy watching Boxing, and I love the history of the sport. All of these boxers are badass legends, and I'm excited to see them brought to life in this movie.
Lee is a great director, and I'm curious to see how he ends up using the 3D in the film, because that could end up looking great, especially inside the ring while the fights are going on. Hopefully he does some cool stuff with it.
The movie is set up at Universal Pictures and the script will be written by Peter Morgan.
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