Ang Lee is being lined up to adapt the novel, Life of Pi, into a Hollywood movie. A variety of directors have been attached to the project, including Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Alfanso Curson and M. Night Shyamalan (who claimed that he decided not to make the film
due to the audience’s expectation of a twist ending). And now Ang Lee is in talks to direct the adaptation for Fox 2000. Lee will supervise an entirely new take on the screenplay.
The book tells the story of Piscine “Pi” Molitor Patel, an Indian boy who survives 227 days after a shipwreck, while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan and a hungry Bengal tiger.
Slumdog Millionaire’s Irrfan Khan is up for a part in the film. He must be pretty special, Director Danny Boyle also wants to work with Irrfan Khan…Again!