First Footage from Ang Lee's 3D 'Life of Pi' Reveals Tiger Claws Will Come Right Out of the Screen, Guys

June 14, 2012

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Well, here's the first footage from Life of Pi, Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's award-winning novel about a boy stranded on a boat with a menagerie that includes a huge Bengal tiger. It's the first 3D film for Lee--who back in April called himself a novice in the medium, saying "it's hard to shoot in 3D"--and in this extremely brief clip, he doesn't waste any time in exploiting the format and having the feline swipe its paws directly at the viewer. I can't decide if he's being disappointingly gimmicky or just really faithful to recreating the experience of having an aisle seat at Cats.

According to BleedingCool, a longer version of this clip is previewed before 3D, non-IMAX showings of Prometheus, so if you want to truly experience Ang Lee's vision of these sweet-ass claws totally coming right at you, that's how to do it.

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