Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was a story of upset and redemption, as Life of Pi‘s Ang Lee beat out early favorite Steven Spielberg for best director, and Ben Affleck, long the butt of jokes for his work in front of the camera, accepted the trophy for best picture of Argo.
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Life of Pi director Ang Lee is interested in helming Cleopatra, the historical epic set to star Angelina Jolie. “It just feels right to me after all the other types of films I’ve done,” he says.
With nominations in 12 categories, including best picture and best director, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads the list of contenders for the 85th Academy Awards. The winners will be announced Feb. 24.
2012 was a busy year for genre movies, with long-awaited movies that may have disappointed (John Carter, Prometheus), franchises making new bids of life (Men in Black 3, Total Recall) and the superhero movies that ruled them all (The Dark Knight Rises and, of course, The Avengers). But what was your favorite movie of the year? Tell all in our poll.
The North American box office hauled in $290 million over the five-day holiday period, breaking the previous record set in 2009. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 and Skyfall led, while Rise of the Guardians opened weak.
Ang Lee’s adaptation of Life of Pi is a visually magical and emotionally endearing exploration of survival, trust and spirituality that finds the acclaimed director firmly in his element.
With the release of Cloud Atlas this week and trailers for Life of Pi appearing all over the place, it’s time to finally say goodbye to an idea that has haunted cinema since its very inception: The notion that there is such a thing as an “unfilmable book.”
Fox has released an international trailer for direct Ang Lee’s adaptation of Life of Pi, which tells the story of an Indian boy marooned on a lifeboat with only a Bengal tiger to keep him company. The film is due in theaters Nov. 21.
Fox has debuted the first trailer for Life of Pi, director Ang Lee’s adaptation of the acclaimed fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel. The film opens Nov. 21.