First Look: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

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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

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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Since it’s Ang Lee, it’ll probably be good. But he still needs to get cracking on the other parts of Crouching Tiger.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Did he say he was going to? I never heard anything about that…

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    I think he did mention it. but he might have lost interest?

    Crouching Tiger is a middle book in a trilogy. They’d probably have to get a totally different actors to play Chow Yun Fat’s and Michele Yeoh’s character he did book 1, which was there adventures together when they were younger.

    I’ve basically given up on this project though. Kinda went the way of the Dodo, like Tsui Hark making any more Seven Swords movie.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Ah, probably one of those pre-release chatter of a “franchise” or “trilogy”. Hollywood loves that nonsense. I wouldn’t put too much stock in it, especially with so many years having passed.