So from what I understand, Fox will be premiering three separate clips from Ang Lee‘s upcoming 3-D adaptation of Yan Martel’s Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi in theaters in front of upcoming releases before finally releasing a full trailer later this year. The decision comes after the film received a rousing response at CinemaCon earlier this year and the first clip played in front of Prometheus this last weekend and now a snippet of that clip has now found its way online.
The story centers on Piscine Molitor Patel (Suraj Sharma), a well-to-do zookeeper’s son who leads a rich life acquiring a broad knowledge of not only the great religious texts but of all literature, and has a great curiosity about how the world works. However, political changes in India cause the Patel family to choose to move to Canada where Pi ultimately finds himself adrift in a lifeboat on a 227-day voyage across the Pacific with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and, as the picture makes quite clear, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
Best Picture talk is already circling the feature, which hits theaters on November 21. Check out the first clip directly below and browse a few new pieces of imagery and listen to, what I assume to be, a snippet of Mychael Danna‘s score (which I also included just below the clip) at the film’s official site.