Life of Pi PosterAng Lee’s Life of Pi is less than a week away from release, due out in the US next Wednesday, in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The film debuted to very strong early reviews at NYFF, with a lot of buzz surrounding it as we head into Oscar season.

We’ve seen plenty from the film already to encourage us that it’s going to be one of the year’s best, and now AMC have debuted a new featurette in which Lee and world-renowned 3D advocate, James Cameron (Avatar), talk about the film and the nature of 3D.

“Director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship’s only other survivor — a fearsome Bengal tiger.”

Newcomer Suraj Sharma takes the lead in the coming epic drama, supported by Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Rafe Spall, and Gérard Depardieu, with Lee directing from a script by Oscar-nominated David Magee (Finding Neverland), adapting the critically acclaimed and best-selling novel by Yann Martel.

Life of Pi will be released in 3D in the US next Wednesday, 21st November, coming just in time for Thanksgiving. Here in the UK, we’ve slightly longer to wait, with its release set just in time for Christmas on 20th December, but it certainly looks like it’s going to be well worth the wait. For now, here’s the new featurette to keep your anticipation running high as we head into the weekend. Enjoy.

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