Tiger Roars in First Clip from Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi'

Life of Pi clip
Photo: 20th Century Fox

So from what I understand, Fox will be premiering three separate clips from Ang Lee's upcoming 3-D adaptation of Yan Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi in theaters in front of upcoming releases before finally releasing a full trailer later this year. The decision comes after the film received a rousing response at CinemaCon earlier this year and the first clip played in front of Prometheus this last weekend and now a snippet of that clip has now found its way online.

The story centers on Piscine Molitor Patel (Suraj Sharma), a well-to-do zookeeper's son who leads a rich life acquiring a broad knowledge of not only the great religious texts but of all literature, and has a great curiosity about how the world works. However, political changes in India cause the Patel family to choose to move to Canada where Pi ultimately finds himself adrift in a lifeboat on a 227-day voyage across the Pacific with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and, as the picture makes quite clear, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Best Picture talk is already circling the feature, which hits theaters on November 21. Check out the first clip directly below and browse a few new pieces of imagery and listen to, what I assume to be, a snippet of Mychael Danna's score (which I also included just below the clip) at the film's official site.

  • Travis

    My IMAX showing of Prometheus did not show the clip. Or Django, for that matter. I was treated with House at the End of the Street and Frankenweenie

    • k

      lol same

  • Harry Fuertes

    Brad, sorry to correct you but the movie comes out on November 21st.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      Oops, thanks.

  • Bren

    This has easily become my most anticipated film for the year. It seems to be skyrocketing up Oscar prediction lists, too. Hopefully it's as awesome as I think it could be.

  • Adu

    My only fear for this movie was the special effects for the animals, and based on that clip the effects look phenomenal...this will be a hell of a movie!

  • Daniel Wolfe

    The clip I saw before Prometheus was much longer and having not read the book and only reading the synopsis it was very strange. Not a word spoken throughout. An Indian boy wakes and finds he and a tiger are stranded on a boat in the middle of the ocean without explanation both being pelted by small winged fish until a giant fish flops on board and the tiger and the boy fight over it until the boy establishes his dominance and takes the big fish leaving the tiger with all the small ones. Wasn't sure how to feel about it. So being an Ang Lee fan I'm intrigued and want to see more to for an opinion.

    • http://twitter.com/tonypdl Tony P.

      I had the same clip, and LOVED already having read the book. The scope seems grand, and I can't wait.

  • Snicket

    What the cuss? I never saw the clip in front of Promethesus, must have been 70mm only? Can't tell anything by a 2 second clip but I am looking forward to this.