Life Of Pi Site Reveals Growling New Footage And Colorful Images
Yann Martel's Life of Pi was one of the ubiquitous reads of the early 2000s. But as much of a bookworm as I am, no amount of friends' urgings and passionate recommendations could get me past its peculiar premise: a boy and a 450 pound tiger trapped on a lifeboat together for 227 days. I just couldn't imagine a story there, but the latest images from Ang Lee's upcoming adaptation have piqued my interest in a way no amount of water cooler conversations had been able to.
Twentieth Century Fox unveiled a first look back in April, revealing the film's central figures in a beautifully serene still—despite the growling predator in the foreground. Now, the studio has unveiled the movie's website, which is gorgeously painted with watercolor graphics, and loads with a tantalizing and slightly terrifying clip of this odd couple's unusual introduction, viewable below courtesy of Collider.
Once the tiger has pounced and unleashed his churning growl, the video is replaced with a splash of color that leads into a slide show of curious stills that unveil the incredible color and artistry of Lee's next venture, all while the film's stirring soundtrack lilts in the background. Most of the time promotional movie websites are unimpressive affairs with a trailer and some slapped-together stills. But this is an exhilarating way to tease the world of the film without surrendering major spoilers. Instead, eager fans can luxuriate in the lush design, painting the promise of a fantastical world of adventure.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to run to the library.
Life of Pi opens November 21st, but an exclusive scene from the film will precede all 3D Prometheus screenings, excluding IMAX theaters.
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