Director Ang Lee's Interesting Upcoming Film 


Okay, just for the record! I adore Ang Lee! And no, not just because of "Brokeback Mountain," but because of his impressive talent as a director! Just think -- how can a director go from a Taiwanese drama like "The Wedding Banquet" or "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" then off to Jane Austen land with the superb "Sense and Sensibility?"

Then the gritty "The Ice Storm" in 1997, then 3 years later? The fantastic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

This dude is amazing!

So, I have no doubt, his upcoming film with Focus, opening this August called "Taking Woodstock" will be great.

But wait, this story is about Lee's plans to direct the film adaptation of the book, "Life of Pi."



Author Yann Martel won the Man Booker Prize for this novel, and I believe Lee will be able to give this coming-of-age survival tale.

But it's very, very tricky.

The story?

An Indian boy survives 227 days after a shipwreck stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean. His companions? A hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a mean Bengal tiger.

The book's themes runs the gamut from religion to spirituality and finally, redemption.

Interesting right? And trivia buffs, just FYI, Lee inherited this project from M. Night Shyamalan.

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