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.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
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?
Candle_Wick on Apr 25, 2012
Irrfan Khan and Tabu? Those are good Indian actors, I'm intrigued!
Mithun Divakaran on Apr 25, 2012
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.
Lebowski on Apr 25, 2012
I thought the M Night twist was just another character who didn't believe the story created their own.
redtie on Apr 25, 2012
feeling bad for the tiger tho, he could just eat that man but those tamers will just hold him back
Darrin Ramroop on Apr 25, 2012
Looks pretty solid. Boy is a little older than I had imagined.
Mr. Tibbs on Apr 25, 2012
What happens when the tiger poops?
Crapola on Apr 25, 2012
It stinks O_o
Loved the book on Apr 25, 2012
he he he. I suppose he poops where he likes, he's a tiger!
Crapola on Apr 25, 2012
Blessed at last...... Would like to see how the tiger takes down the hyena and the rat...
Aniruddha Chowkidar on Apr 25, 2012
I was wondering when something from this would surface. Can't wait, loved the book!
grimjob on Apr 25, 2012
I'll watch this just to see the Hulk-dogs make a cameo....that'll be in this, right?
Voice of Reason on Apr 25, 2012
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