Today 20th Century Fox has released the first full trailer for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Based on Yann Martel’s bestselling novel, it is a coming of age story of sorts for a young boy named Pi. In it he must come to terms with the loss of his family and livelihood in, of all places, a lifeboat. He’s not alone though, surviving the sinking of the freighter is a Bengal tiger, an orangutan, a hyena and a zebra (his family owned a zoo). Life on the boat is obviously tenuous at best and Pi must set an uneasy alliance with the animals as they experience 227 days of adventure on the high seas. All I can say is prepare for a magical journey — the cinematics are incredulous and I can’t wait to see how Ang Lee handles the meatier parts of the story. See for yourself in the embedded player.
Life of Pi stars Suraj Sharma, Tobey Maguire, Irffan Khan, Gerard Depardieu and Adil Hussain.
Life of Pi drifts to US theaters on November 21, 2012 and UK theaters on December 21, 2012.
July 25, 2012 @ 10:21 am Woorely
Where are the other animals on the boat?
July 27, 2012 @ 8:48 pm Sybian
Read the book!
July 25, 2012 @ 11:03 am CherylS22
This looks like one of those movies that has to be seen on an IMAX screen.
July 25, 2012 @ 12:30 pm Brian
I love Ang Lee’s work. He is the perfect choise to direct this. It looks spectacular!
July 25, 2012 @ 12:42 pm wolfhawk
I wasn’t a fan of the book but this may be a case where the movie brings the story to life better than the written word.
July 25, 2012 @ 2:12 pm colin
whats so incredulous about it?
July 25, 2012 @ 4:37 pm Unholy Diver
I wonder if that is a real tiger..?
July 25, 2012 @ 10:45 pm Vernon
Too grandiose for me
July 29, 2012 @ 1:06 pm Richard F
I fear it’ll all be effects and cinematography games instead of story.
August 3, 2012 @ 3:06 pm AgedScott
Nah, it’ll all be existential mumbojumbo….-