Thursday, February 19, 2009

Movie-Making with Pi

Word on the street is that Ang Lee, director of the movie "Brokeback Mountain," among others, is in talks to direct a movie based on the popular novel The Life of Pi, by Canadian author Yann Martel. The coming-of-age novel revolves around an Indian youth -- Piscine "Pi" Molitor Patel -- who is the lone survivor of a sunken freighter and who ends up sharing a lifeboat with a hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan and a hungry Bengal tiger. The novel, which explores issues of religion, spirituality, and practicality, won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction when it was published and has been through several incarnations as a movie project. Stay tuned for more news on the movie -- and if you haven't yet read the book, come on in!

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