Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi is finally coming to the big screen, and we’re seeing more and more of it these days. Yahoo! debuted the first clip of the movie, with a special introduction from the director. Check it out below.
In the clip, Lee mentions that he’s been working on this movie for four years and that he’s glad it’s finally hitting the big screen. The actual movie clip features a bunch of flying fish and an intense altercation between Pi Patel and the Bengal Tiger.
Here’s an official synopsis of the movie:
A man named Pi tells a story that occurred when he was 16. When his family decides to move their zoo from India to Canada, Pi winds up as the only human survivor of the tragic sinking of a cargo ship.
On the sea in a lifeboat, he’s accompanied by the other survivors—a zebra with a broken leg, a hyena, a female orangutan and a 450-pound aggressive Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The hyena eats the zebra and then the orangutan. After the tiger eats the hyena, Pi tries catching fish to feed the tiger so he won’t get eaten himself.
When officials from the Maritime department don’t believe his story, Pi changes it. This time, he’s adrift in a lifeboat with his mother, a sailor with a broken leg, and the ship’s cook, who kills the sailor and Pi’s mother.
Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel.
The cast includes Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Gerard Depardieu, Rafe Spall and Tabu.
Life of Pi hits theaters in 3D on November 21st. Here’s the clip: