Friday, February 20, 2009

Ang Lee Might Bring Life of Pi to Screen

Is it just me or does it seem like there are more big, big, big book-to-film adaptations being talked about right now than is usually the case? The latest: Canadian novelist Yann Martel’s “unfilmable” Man Booker Award-winning novel Life of Pi. From The Telegraph:
Many had thought Yann Martel’s best-selling fable of a boy cast adrift on the ocean with a Bengal tiger for company to be 'unfilmable', and several Hollywood treatments have fallen by the wayside.

However, studio Fox 2000 is hiring a new screenwriter and Lee is seriously considering the project, according to Variety.

Life of Pi is the best-selling Booker Prize winner of all time and became a global phenomenon after its 2002 win, translated into 40 languages.
Lee is the director of Brokeback Mountain, The Ice Storm, Sense and Sensibility, just to name some of his literary adaptations.

Lee’s involvement, however, is not yet a done deal and The Telegraph points out that “M Night Shyamalan, director of The Sixth Sense, and Harry Potter’s Alfonso Cuaron were previously linked to the project.”



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