The project was deemed impossible to make, in which a few directors were once attached to direct including M. Night Shyamalan, Alfonso Cuaron and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
In the end, “Life of Pi” was handed over to veteran director Ang Lee in 2010 with a budget of $70 million.
Latino-Review did catch up with Lee in Las Vegas on the red carpet to discuss some details about the movie.
He revealed the animals, especially the Bengal tiger, were a mix of CGI and actual animals. One of the biggest challenges was with 3D underwater filming. And finally, he kept the ending of the movie similar to book in which the theatergoer will decide in their minds the true ending to the story.
The movie is about a young man trying to survive on a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean with a hyena, zebra, orangutan and a Bengal tiger.
“Life of Pie” will be in theaters on November 21st.
Check out the video interview below.
Source: Latino Review