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'Life Of Pi' next for Ang Lee

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Ang Lee has confirmed that his next movie will be an adaptation of Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life Of Pi for Fox 2000.

The project, which has previously attracted interest from filmmakers M. Night Shyamalan, Alfonso Cuarón and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, follows a boy who survives the sinking of a freighter and shares a lifeboat with an array of exotic animals.

"I think I'm going to do Life Of Pi," Lee revealed to DS. "A little boy adrift at sea with a tiger. It's a hard one to crack."

Lee noted that the project is still at the scripting stages and he hasn't started thinking about who will play the lead character, Indian boy Piscine 'Pi' Molitor Patel.

"I haven't done casting yet," he said. "I'm delivering the first draft. I think I've cracked the structure of the movie and I'll figure out how to do it later. How exactly I'm going to do it, I don't know!"

Asked when the movie is expected is arrive, the director replied: "This is two years ahead of me."

Lee, whose credits include Brokeback Mountain and Lust, Caution, releases his new film Taking Woodstock on November 13.

> Click here to watch a trailer for Taking Woodstock

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