Life of Pi trailer looks bold
The first thing that strikes you about the Life of Pi trailer is the effects, and then it's the tiger rampaging on top of the boat, and then its more effects. That's not to say the trailer looks bad, it's just bright and other-worldly in its colour presentation.
What does that mean for Ang Lee's film adapted from the Yann Martel novel by David Magee? Well I'm not really sure, and I've not read the novel so I know little about what it should be telling me.
Still the trailer does look good, that's for sure. Here's the official blurb for Life of Pi to tell you what I can't:
Director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor -- a fearsome Bengal tiger.
That's it. The film stars Suraj Sharma, Ayush Tandon and the legendary Irrfan Khan as Pi, as well as the equally legendary if not more so Gérard Depardieu as simply, the Frenchman. Tobey Maguire stars as the author Yann Martel and Tabu and Adil Hussain star as Pi's mother and father.
There aren't many characters in the film because it's about a boy on a boat with a tiger, and the trailer is visually fantastic.