We live in a world where there is constant noise. Our HDTVs, iPods, iPads, the traffic outside, are part of this problem and there is precious little time where we can sit in silence for two minutes. Director Ang Lee has brought us such a stunning trailer, with no dialogue. With the magic of the camera, Lee pulls the audience into the world of Pi. The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.
The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them “the truth.” After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional–but is this the truth? (From Amazon)
The trailer for “Life of Pi” is a sweeping visual testament to Ang Lee’s talent. I will probably end up crying when I see this movie. I’m a sap, I know.
The adventure/drama “Life of Pi” will arrive in theaters during the holiday season on November 21st. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Irrfan Khan, Gérard Depardieu, Shuraj Sharma, Tabu, Adil Hussain, and Ayush Tandon. David Magee wrote the screenplay based on the novel by Yann Martel. Ang Lee directs.