One project I’ll admit I forgot even existed is the adaptation of Life of Pi, from Brokeback Mountain/Crouching Tiger director Ang Lee that’s scheduled to open this December, and which, last we heard, was being shot in 3D (…yeah). Based on the 2001 Yann Martel novel, it tells the story of a zookeeper’s son who ends up stuck on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra, and a tiger named Richard Parker. I was a big fan of the book (I enjoy it more as a tall tale even though it’s clearly intended as an allegory about religion — different parts of the book are written in the style of Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam, respectively), but a weird thing happened when I looked at this still. All I wanted to do was put on my leather, internet commenter skullcap and fly by in my biplane shouting “FFFFAAAAAAKE! GAAAAAAAYYYYYY!”
Stupid fake-ass looking tiger. Should’ve gotten Michael Bay’s pet tiger.