TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Oscar-winning director Ang Lee says he worked hard during the four-year shooting of Yann Martel's "Life of Pi" to give the $100 million art house film appeal for general audiences.
The movie stars Indian Suraj Sharma, who plays a boy who drifts on the open sea with a Bengal tiger and a hyena after a ship carrying the rest of his family sinks.
Lee says that as an art house film, "you can explore the philosophical issues, but for a popular film, we also need to make the audience feel touched."
The film is scheduled to premiere in Taiwan and the United States on Nov. 21.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.