First Look: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

Life of Pi Book CoverLeave it to Ang Lee to make a movie about a kid stranded on a lifeboat with a bunch of zoo animals, including one ferocious, hungry 450 lb Bengal tiger. But that’s what the director of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” has done with “The Life of Pi”, an adaptation of the hard-to-adapt book by Yann Martel.

Here’s your first look at the 3D movie, featuring star Suraj Sharma and his pet tiger. The tiger, along with all the animals in the movie, are supposed to be CG. Yes, that’s a CG tiger right there. I guess it would be kind of hard to make a real tiger “act” on a boat. He might get, you know, frustrated, and you probably don’t want a 450 lb Bengal tiger getting “frustrated” around you.

It co-stars Tobey Maguire, Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Adil Hussain, and Ayush Tandon.

The story of Pi and his life arrives December 21, 2012.

Suraj Sharma in The Life of Pi (2012) Movie Image