FOX Screening Uncut Scene From Ang Lee’s Jaw-Dropping “Life Of Pi” Before “PROMETHEUS” 3D

by • June 5, 2012 • Books, Inspiration, MoviesComments (0)1816

The film adaptation of Yann Martel’s critically-acclaimed 2001 adventure novel Life Of Pi has been in the works forever now, and with each passing year, many in the industry began to give up hope that this story would ever hit the screen.  The incredible narrative of the book about a boy stranded on a boat with a Bengal tiger was simply too difficult to translate into a cinematic language, and out of respect for Martel’s extraordinary work, no one in Hollywood wanted to birth this movie without giving it nothing less than the full respect it deserved.  More than ten years later, not only is that day almost here, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that Ang Lee has achieved the impossible — a stunning cinematic interpretation of Life Of Pi that those fortunate enough to have seen an early preview are already calling the most mindblowing film of 2012.  The footage was shown at this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas earlier in April, and was met with unprecedented reaction:

“To put it bluntly, ‘Life Of Pi’ blew the roof off. Put that footage as a trailer in front of ‘The Avengers’ and every single person would want to see this film.”
-Pete Hammond, Deadline

“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!”
-Anthony Breznican, Entertainment Weekly

“‘Life Of Pi’ footage absolutely wrecked me. I cried. Choking up thinking about it. This doesn’t happen to me. The master at work.”
-Moises Chiullan, AICN

“Floored, just floored by ‘Life of Pi’.  Wonder if lack of sleep is resulting in collapse of snarky genes.”
-Brent Lang, The Wrap

Earlier this week it was announced that several minutes of uncut scenes (not a traditional trailer) of Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi will be unveiled to the general public during the previews of the following 3D films being released in the coming weeks:  PROMETHEUS, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and Ice Age: Continental Drift.  “This film is special and different, and so we didn’t want to give people the same-old, same-old [kind of trailer],” said Tom Rothman, co-chairman of FOX.  Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi opens November 21, 2012.

Sources: The Playlist and The Hollywood Reporter

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