Ang Lee awarded by Cinemanila
Lifetime Achievement Award in Manila
Location Face-off: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia
Experience, incentives and facilities attract shoots
Animations dominates 2013 Japan box office
Les Misérables is top live action film
US studios and China Film Group resolve standoff
25% revenue share on import films untouched
Taiwan cinema: north or south?
Will the island's industry finally embrace China?
Local films score at BO around Asia
Journey, Boys, Miracle, Loman, Assassin dominate
Taipei BO down 5% in 2012
Local films' market share down from 19% to 12%
Action heroes perform at Taipei box office
Grandmaster and Machi Action straddle Life of Pi
Werewolf Boy is sleeper hit in Taiwan
Life of Pi reclaims number one slot
Life of Pi claims 11 Oscar nominations
Personal triumph for Lee
Oz awards recognise H'wood, France
AACTA Int'l nominations announced
Lee collects visionary award
Pi conquers new Asia box office markets
Hong Kong BO up 12% in 2012
Just one local film in top ten
Hollywood holds Hong Kong holidays
Three day box office up 4.63% on 2011 numbers
1942 and Pi lead China box office
Feng's drama is 2012's second biggest local opening
Pi's Asian slice bigger by half
Chinese data under-reported, BO soars
Dubai foregrounds Asian directors
Films from Lee, Blair and Feng take key slots
Pi earns $17.5 million in Asia opening
Ang Lee drama connects in all its home markets
IFFI to open with Life of Pi
Goa festival celebrates Indian centenary
Asian films return to NYFF
New York festival opens with Life of Pi
Khan joins Pi, Yeoh joins Besson biopic
Lee brings Pi to Taiwan and India
By Stephen Cremin
Wed, 27 October 2010, 07:57 AM (HKT)
Ang LEE 李安 will start shooting his adaptation of Yann MARTEL's award-winning novel Life of Pi in January, with location shooting in Taiwan and India. The fantasy adventure will be Lee's first stereoscopic 3-D film.
Ang Lee told USA Today who broke the story, "It's expensive to shoot in 3-D. I know it's a great burden on me, but the story kept haunting me, and 3-D was the way for me to crack the book."
Lee has cast Suraj SHARMA, the 17-year-old son of mathematician parents from New Delhi in the title role as a boy who is lost at sea for 227 days after a shipwreck. His companions on a lifeboat include a hungry Bengal tiger.
M. Night Shyamalan, Alfonso Cuaron and Jean-Pierre Jeunet were previously attached to direct a film adaptation of the novel. Fox currently plan to release the film on 14 Dec 2012.