Watch: Two 'Life of Pi' Featurettes on Richard Parker the Tiger + 3D
"The most important thing is the relationship with the tiger." One of the most impressive elements of Ang Lee's Life of Pi is the tiger, named Richard Parker (you'll have to find out why in the movie), who was mostly a CGI creation. They used a few real tigers on set, but most of the time the tiger seen in the movie is completely CGI, and like the Apes in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, it's hard to tell which ones are or aren't real. He always looks that good, especially in 3D. A couple of new featurettes for Life of Pi, starring Suraj Sharma as Pi, have debuted online, including one on the tiger. The other one includes directors Ang Lee and James Cameron(!) talking about using 3D to bring this amazing story of hope to life. Check these out!
Here's the first featurette for Ang Lee's Life of Pi, about Richard Parker, the tiger in the movie:
Here's the other featurette for Life of Pi, featuring Ang Lee & James Cameron talking about 3D:
Life of Pi is the 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 Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Tabu, in addition to the animals and Pi, as it also looks like there's quite a bit going on in this. Fox has Life of Pi scheduled for a wide 3D release November 21st this year. Alex also recently reviewed the film, calling it "a beautiful visual spectacle and 3D masterpiece." See it when you can.