December 15, 2011

Eagerly waiting for: 'The Life of Pi'

One of the most interesting film adaptations set for release in 2012 is The Life of Pi.

Based on the novel by Yann Martel, it is being brought to the big screen by Ang Lee of Brokeback Mountain fame. Suraj Sharma, who has no previous acting experience, will play the central character, Piscine Patel.

Sharma has quite a task ahead of him. For much of the book, Pi is struggling for life, stranded in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean. His only company for 227 days is a 450-pound, man-eating Bengal Tiger.

The film will certainly be one to look out for, particularly if Ang Lee deviates from some of the problems that exist within the ages of the novel – you can read my review of Yann Martel’s book, by visiting Rissi from Scribbles, Scripts & Such.

 Rissi - thanks so much for publishing my guest post!


  1. Oooh I'm looking forward to this one too Danielle! Can't wait!

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

  2. I didn't know this was coming to film. I will definitely see this because I'll love to see how the filmmaker handles such an unusual story.

  3. Thank you Danielle! I am thrilled that you wrote something for my blog. =) It was a fabulous review!

  4. Forgot to say that it's due in cinemas in December 2012! So we still have a fair bit of time to imagine...