Life of Pi (by Yann Martel) Movie Trailer

Posted July 26, 2012 by Melissa in | 6 Comments

I have to admit that I wasn’t thrilled with this book when I read it a few years ago.  Doesn’t this trailer look incredibly promising though?

Title: Life of Pi
Author:  Yann Martel

Reading level:  Adult
Genre:  Adventure/Fantasy? 
Size: 336 pages
Release Date: June 4th 2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Find It: Goodreads | AmazonThe Book Depository

Yann Martel’s imaginative and unforgettable Life of Pi is a magical reading experience, an endless blue expanse of storytelling about adventure, survival, and ultimately, faith. The precocious son of a zookeeper, 16-year-old Pi Patel is raised in Pondicherry, India, where he tries on various faiths for size, attracting “religions the way a dog attracts fleas.” Planning a move to Canada, his father packs up the family and their menagerie and they hitch a ride on an enormous freighter. After a harrowing shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean, trapped on a 26-foot lifeboat with a wounded zebra, a spotted hyena, a seasick orangutan, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker (“His head was the size and color of the lifebuoy, with teeth”). It sounds like a colorful setup, but these wild beasts don’t burst into song as if co-starring in an anthropomorphized Disney feature. After much gore and infighting, Pi and Richard Parker remain the boat’s sole passengers, drifting for 227 days through shark-infested waters while fighting hunger, the elements, and an overactive imagination. In rich, hallucinatory passages, Pi recounts the harrowing journey as the days blur together, elegantly cataloging the endless passage of time and his struggles to survive: “It is pointless to say that this or that night was the worst of my life. I have so many bad nights to choose from that I’ve made none the champion.” 

The protagonist Piscine “Pi” Molitor Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, explores the issues of religion and spirituality from an early age and survives 227 days shipwrecked in the Pacific Ocean.

Release Date: November 21st 2012


Ang Lee


Yann Martel (novel), David Magee (screenplay)


 Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Tobey Maguire

So what do you think? 
Have you read the book?? 
Will you be checking this book adaptation out in the theaters this November?

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6 responses to “Life of Pi (by Yann Martel) Movie Trailer

  1. I read the book a while ago and I enjoyed it. I wonder how close they will keep the movie to the book since it looks like there are some changes made already. I will definitely be seeing the movie when it comes out.

  2. I loved the book and I will definitely see the movie, but I think it’s going to be difficult for the film to bring across the story line in the right way. I hope they don’t screw it up. 9 times out of 10 they do so I guess I’ll just have to wait and see. Thanks for sharing the trailer. This is the first time I’ve seen it.

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