“A polar bear fell on me.”

First image from Ang Lee’s The Life of Pi

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Yann Martel’s The Life of Pi is getting a 3D adaptation by Ang Lee. I have to hold my hand up and say I have never read the book although it has always intrigued me.

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

This image from the film shows Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel and the tiger, Richard Parker.

Tobey Maguire plays Yann Martel (does the author feature in the book or is this a framing device?). Pi is played by Ayush Tandon, Suraj Sharma and Irrfan at different stages in his life.

If you are a fan of the book do you think it will translate well to the big screen?
Source: Bleeding Cool