Oh, we do believe that one Yann Martel book has been sitting on the “Bestsellers” shelves of every bookstore imaginable for years now. Not only has it been bestselling for so long, “Life of Pi” is also a “Man Booker” prize winning book.
The story centers on a young Indian man’s incredible survival at sea when the ship that he and his family were on sinks. Pi (the young Indian man) isn’t alone though. Already against all odds, he finds himself stuck on a small lifeboat in the company of a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra, and a Bengal tiger named “Richard Parker”.
And director Ang Lee’s first ever 3D film will be based on the very same remarkable story of Pi. What’s Ang Lee doing with a technological breakthrough like that? Before you comment, consider this; during its early footage screening at Los Angeles’ CinemaCom this year, it already received a fantastic response and left the audience hungry for more.
But the 57-year-old Academy Award-winning director said, “To be honest, I like to be modest. I would like people to get surprise about my work, instead of it being over-hyped. That’s what I’d be more comfortable with.”
Really, Ang Lee? The mention of your name is already all hype! Nevermind the awesome looking trailer:
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And also, the awesome looking international trailer:
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Since the official announcement of its cast, it has already created tremendous buzz and is still continuing to create waves around the world. “Life of Pi” stars the debuntate Suraj Sharma alongside other Indian actors such as Tabu, Adil Hussain, and Hollywood’s Tobey Maguire and Gerard Depardieu.
The film is scheduled to be released on 21st November 2012.
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.