Ang Lee is in talks to direct Life of Pi, the Fox 2000 adaptation of Yann Martel’s coming-of-age survival tale.
The novel revolves around a youth who is the lone survivor of a sunken freighter and winds up sharing a lifeboat with a hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan and a hungry Bengal tiger.
The project has been through several incarnations, first with screenwriter Dean Georgaris, then M. Night Shyamalan. Lee will supervise a new script. The studio will hire a writer shortly.