First Look: Boat, Boy & Tiger in Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' Movie Revealed

April 25, 2012
Source: CriterionCast

Life of Pi First Look

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.

Ang Lee's Life of Pi First Look

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.

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  • Candle_Wick
    I like this, very clean and simple, but there's just something not right about the perspective and, anyway, why is Pi dressed like Sinbad?
  • Irrfan Khan and Tabu? Those are good Indian actors, I'm intrigued!
  • Lebowski
    I really disliked the novel. Oh, you make me invest in this whole thing, and then pull some M Night twist bullshit in the last 15 pages? Garbage. It felt like a collection of lovely ideas and images in need of an genuine narrative.
    • redtie
      I thought the M Night twist was just another character who didn't believe the story created their own.
  • feeling bad for the tiger tho, he could just eat that man but those tamers will just hold him back
  • Mr. Tibbs
    Looks pretty solid. Boy is a little older than I had imagined.
  • What happens when the tiger poops?
    • Loved the book
       It stinks O_o
      • he he he. I suppose he poops where he likes, he's a tiger!
  • Aniruddha Chowkidar
    Blessed at last...... Would like to see how the tiger takes down the hyena and the rat...
  • grimjob
    I was wondering when something from this would surface. Can't wait, loved the book!
  • Voice of Reason
    I'll watch this just to see the Hulk-dogs make a cameo....that'll be in this, right?




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