A new trailer for Ang Lee's Life Of Pi has arrived, and, as you might expect from one of movieland's great stylists, it boasts some lovely moments. Click below for a closer look.
Our hero, Piscine Molitor 'Pi' Patel (Suraj Sharma), is an Indian boy from Pondicherry who takes to a lifeboat when the ship he's travelling on sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To complicate matters, a Bengal tiger, a hyena, a zebra and an orangutan have made the same decision. Only the tiger pops up in the trailer but trust us, it's a zoo on there.
Adapted from Yann Martel's 2001 novel, Life Of Pi a magical realist tale told with liberal use of CGI - tigers, after all, tend to go a bit Method on set - and shot in stereo.
Alongside Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, it should offer an application of customised 3D quite unlike anything we've seen before. Lee no doubt has tricks in store for our eyes with the raft's dimensions, the endless ocean and vast horizons all combining to dizzying effect.
Life Of Pi is out on our side of the ocean on December 21.
I saw the sequence they were playing before Amazing Spiderman (the bit with the fish, seen briefly in the trailer). Visually stunning, but a bit odd without the context of the film (I'm not familiar with the novel). Of course, the knobheads in front loudly proclaimed that it looked "fucking shit"... t does look gorgeous, intrigued to see how this pans out. More