Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Ebola: WHO says expects first data on efficacy of vaccines by April 2015 – Reuters
  • Putin: risks of serious conflicts involving major countries have risen, as well as risk of arms control treaties being violated – Reuters
  • Russian President Putin calls for talks on internationally acceptable conditions for use of force – Reuters
  • WHO says potential Ebola vaccine manufacturers have made commitments for affordable prices – Reuters
  • German Chancellor Merkel urged Russian President Putin to support a quick solution to Moscow’s gas row with Ukraine – Reuters
  • Russian President Putin says global and regional security system has been weakened – Reuters
  • Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccines doses will be ready by the first half of 2015, says the World Health Organisation – Reuters
  • Tunisian forces killed six people after a standoff with an Islamist militant group on the outskirts of Tunis – Reuters
  • Poland lodges request with European Court of Human Rights for review of judgment in CIA prisons case – Reuters
  • French fighter jets destroyed 12 buildings in Iraq holding weapons under control of Islamic State militants
Ang Lee directs “Life Of Pi”
close share panel

Share this article

Twitter Facebook

Director Ang Lee’s latest project was possibly his most ambitious yet; translating Yann Martel’s best-selling novel The Life of Pi onto the silver screen.

The story of Pi who is marooned on a lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger combines his amazing tale of survival and adventure with several layers of metaphor.

The Taiwanese director says he was nervous throughout the four years of shooting about ensuring the art house movie had mainstream appeal.

Lee handpicked 17-year-old Suraj Sharma from 3,000 young men for the title role of Pi.

The majority of the film was shot in Taiwan. Lee drafted in a team of 150 people from around the world including experts in 3D animation and visual art and said he could not have made it in Hollywood as the tech team would have been “know it alls”. A large water tank was also built at a studio in Taichung in central Taiwan.

Life of Pi will go on general release across Europe in December.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about:

Check out today's top stories