Ang Lee's visual treat gets a full trailerAfter years of production delays and numerous reported directors, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi is finally headed to cinemas, and we’ve got a full theatrical trailer to prove it!Life of Pi is adapted from the 2001 book of the same name by Yann Martel – which went on to win the Man Booker Prize. Ang Lee is on board as director with a script from David Magee. The story revolved around a young man who finds himself marooned on a life raft after his ship sinks… but he’s not quite alone.
Check out the visually outstanding trailer.Life of Pi has been in some stage of production since 2003, with several names attached including M. Night Shyamalan, Alfonso Cuaron and Jean-Pierre Jenuet. Lee was the one who finally managed to get it to principal photography, based on a script by Magee who also wrote the rather nice Finding Neverland.
As you can probably tell from the presentation above, The Life of Pi was also shot in 3D and the colourful visuals might actually make for a decent extra dimensional experience for a change. Martel’s book was open in its spirituality, with the lead character working to reconcile his faith throughout the story and it will be interesting to see how those themes translate to a two hour movie.
And for those not interested in all that religious guff, that CG tiger looks pretty darn splendid.Life of Pi debuts in the states on the 21st of November before hitting screens in Ireland and the UK on the 21st of December. When we’ll all probably be watching The Hobbit…