Life Of Pi To Be Made Into 3D Film
Seven years after Fox 2000 bought the rights to the book but in the past, directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Alfonso Cuaron and M. Night Shyamalan have failed in their attempts to bring the book to the big screen. However Lee plans to utilise the recent leaps forward in CGI and 3D technology to overcome previous problems.
The obvious hurdle is the storyline, which places a young boy in a lifeboat with a tiger, hyena, zebra and orang-utan; something that until now has proved impossible. As Fox’s Elizabeth Gabler explains, “it has a gigantic visual effects component: you can’t put a live tiger in a boat with a child”.
The film is slated for a 2012 release, with a budget of around $70million, although Fox have yet to officially give it the green light.