Finally, one of the best novels to come out of Canada, and beloved by all who have had the chance to read it, will get its shot at the big screen!
Life of Pi is based on the best-selling and Man Booker prize winning novel by Yann Martel, is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zookeeper. After spending years living in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada by hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi is found adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The story details how Pi tries to survive the trip with all the survivors fighting for their lives.
As director of Life of Pi, this will be Ang Lee’s first 3D pic, where he will utilize state-of-the-art technology in rendering the epic story. Other directors who were also initially in the running were Alfonso Cuaron and M. Night Shyamalan were previously attached to direct.
Life of Pi Trailer
Who’s Life of Pi For?
Those who love adventure and characters that are able to overcome great obstacles. Plus the story is amazing!
Life of Pi Pictures
Sorry. Not yet.
Life of Pi Release Date
Tentatively December 12, 2012
Who’s In it?
Surai Sharma (Unknown Actor)
Any sequels we should know about? If so, let’s link to the official site of that movie, but only if we already don’t cover it here first. Link to our coverage of the movie first, then the official site second.
What’s Good About it?
Did I not mention it’s Canadian??
What’s Bad About It?
Its in 3D. What about a group of animals stuck on a boat has potential for 3D??
Our Clever Prediction
Its a Canadian book written by an immigrant to Canada about a boy from India, and it is being directed and produced in the United States. It has greatness written all over it!