First Look: Boat, Boy & Tiger in Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' Movie Revealed
Meet Piscine Molitor Patel, aka Pi, and his feline friend. Those of you who are fans of Yann Martel's novel Life of Pi have been anxiously awaiting to see Oscar winning filmmaker Ang Lee's cinematic take on it, and how he's planning to pull off a story that involves a tiger and a boy stuck on a boat together for 227 days. Our friends at CriterionCast (via The Film Stage) have found the first look at Suraj Sharma as Pi and the tiger on the boat, giving us our very first glimpse at this film, prior to Fox's big reveal at CinemaCon later this week (likely with footage). It's a good photo, and certainly has me intrigued to see much more from this.
Life of Pi is story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific. Life of Pi, based on Yann Martel's novel, is being directed in 3D by Oscar winning Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee, of Taking Woodstock, Lust Caution, Brokeback Mountain, Hulk and Crouching Tiger previously. The cast includes Tobey Maguire, Irrfan and Tabu, but is mostly the animals and Pi. Fox already has Life of Pi scheduled for release December 21st this year. We'll keep our eyes open for more and hopefully the first trailer soon.