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Trailer For Life Of Pi Lands Online
Put a tiger in your tank

25 July 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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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.


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Pi are squared
mmmmmmmmm.... pi More

Posted by haranjen at 22:09 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Trailer For Life Of Pi Lands Online
Looks good! I enjoyed the book so will be curious to see how good this is. More

Posted by Super Hans at 19:51 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Wait a minute!
L: Nicky C Isn't everyone supposed to complain that it's not shot on film and is in 3D? eah, I guess you'll have to keep your toys in the pram on this one, buddy. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 01:14 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Wait a minute!
Nice visuals spoiled by cheap looking digital filming... trailer shows far too much also More

Posted by rich at 01:01 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Wait a minute!
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

Posted by thatlittlemonkey at 14:39 on 25 July 2012 | Report This Post

Wait a minute!
Isn't everyone supposed to complain that it's not shot on film and is in 3D? More

Posted by Nicky C at 14:22 on 25 July 2012 | Report This Post

For a second there...
I thought the Nick Nolte mushroom-cloud jelly-fish thing had returned! More

Posted by Mopictures at 11:50 on 25 July 2012 | Report This Post

Looks stunning but I just hope it's not an aesthetic-heavy drop-out like Sucker Punch... More

Posted by TOPOI at 11:32 on 25 July 2012 | Report This Post

Eels reference in the subheading?
Trailer looks stunning. Whether they can make a consistent narrative from such a theme-heavy book is another matter.... More

Posted by evild edd at 11:24 on 25 July 2012 | Report This Post

Stereo? Pah! I won't care until they get it to at least 5.1. More

Posted by badblokebob at 11:00 on 25 July 2012 | Report This Post

That looks stunning.. I think I might actually seek that out in 3D More

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