Life of Pi — the adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel of the same title, directed by the masterful Ang Lee, and starring newcomer Suraj Sharma. The film has all the right components for success. This morning 20th Century Fox released the first trailer for this visually stunning film, which takes the colorful, dreamlike design seen in films like Lovely Bones, and attaches it to a world where nearly anything is possible.
The film received waves of praise when Fox showed 10 minutes of unpolished footage to the folks at CinemaCon. With shaky effects and sound, the studio went ahead let people have it. The response? Oscar talk of what could be one the year’s biggest contenders. Mind you this occurred back in April of this year. Here’s what Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly tweeted:
“Ok, so Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ will be getting a best picture Oscar nomination. The footage screened at #CinemaCon could claim one for short!”… (Click the link above for the trailer)