Life of Pi is one of the novels which I always considered “un-film-able”. I mean most of it is just a boy and a tiger in a boat with limitless sea all around. As gripping and exciting the story is (I am currently reading it for the second time and enjoying every moment of it), I was never able to imagine a movie out of it.
Over the past couple of years, there were lot of rumors around a film based on this novel, various directors (M. Night Shyamalan, Alfonso Cuarón, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet) came on board and then dropped off. Each failed attempt strengthened my belief that Life of Pi is one of those great novels which will never be recreated on-screen. Yet some part of me always yearned for a movie adaptation.
When I saw this awesome trailer of the adaptation by Ang Lee, and I was overwhelmed. Slightly over two minutes, there isn’t a single dialog in the trailer, yet it conveys so much.
I think it takes a rare artistic arrogance to take up such a job. But then, this is how masterpieces are created.
This is one of my most awaited movies for 2012.
Life of Pi is a Man Booker price winning, international best-selling novel written by Yann Martel. The movie is directed by Ang Lee and releases on November 21, 2012.