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.
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