Ang’s Piece of PI

On Film / Short Takes — Nov 2, 2009

Ang Lee has confirmed that his next film will be an adaptation of Yann Martel’s mammoth best-seller Life of Pi, the fanciful tale of a young boy from Pondicherry, India, who survives a shipwreck only to be stranded in a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger as his companion. The 2001 novel has been a hot Hollywood property since its publication; it first emerged in February that Lee had his sights set on it. As reported in the Guardian, the Ice Storm director is still in the scripting and casting stage, and it will likely take him at least two years to finish the film.