The first trailer for the Ang Lee-directed adaptation of the Yann Martel novel Life Of Pi gave us a quick glimpse into the rich storytelling to be brought to life in this seemingly-epic new film. Now, as a lead-up to its premiere at the New York Film Festival on Friday, a second trailer has been released on Yahoo. And while probably half of the imagery remains the same, a bigger picture is presented at twice the speed of the last. Hello sensory overload, thy name is Life Of Pi!
The sweeping new clip is set to the ethereal music of Sigur Ros, and finished up with a quick one-two punch from Coldplay's recent hit "Paradise," which adds to the clanging, dazzling beauty the trailer presents.
The film--which will surprise no one to learn is being presented in 3D--tells the story of an Indian boy named Pi and the adventures he endures after a devastating shipwreck strands him in the middle of the ocean on a teeny-tiny boat with a cavalcade of critters for 227 days.
The film stars Irfan Khan, Gérard Depardieu, Suraj Sharma and Adil Hussain.
Life Of Pi will be released on November 21st, 2012.
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Irrfan Khan, Gerard Depardieu, and Adil Hussain have all joined Life of Pi -- you know, that movie based on that book by Yann Martel about the kid who travels across the Pacific Ocean in a life boat with a Bengal Tiger. Variety reports that Khan will play an adult Pi, Hussain stars as Pi's father, and Depardieu takes the role of The Chef. Directed by Ang Lee, the movie already stars newcomer Suraj Sharma as Pi and Bollywood actress Tabu is in talks to play his mother.
As a lover of the book, I endorse these casting announcements. Khan is an experienced actor who plays a very solid "wise-man" role, and that's the type of person I've always pictured the grown Pi as. And Depardieu? That dude (see left) looks terrifying -- like, I-better-not-let-my-nephews-near-him type terrifying, which is perfect, because The Chef is one scary motherfucker.
Anyway, there's still no word if Tony the Tiger will accept his offer for the Bengal Tiger.