Life of Pi 3D to Open New York Film Festival
Posted on: 08/14/2012 02:54 AM

We can just call this one a win for the 3D industry. Ang Lee's Life of Pi in 3D has been selected as the opening film for Film Society of Lincoln Center's New York Film Festival on its 50th anniversary of the event. Not only is it a big deal to be the opening film, but it will also be the first ever 3D film to open the festival (prepare to have a tiger jump at your face, you know its going to happen).

(This trailer is 2D)

Lee said, "I am both delighted and honored to be back at the New York Film Festival with Life of Pi. I have the deepest respect for Richard Peña and his team and to be selected by them as the opening night film for the 50th Anniversary is extremely gratifying. I am also excited because this is my hometown, and to be unveiling this film that I am so proud of here is a real pleasure."

This is Lee's third film that has been included in the festival. The Ice Storm opened the 1997 even, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was the closing night selection in 2000. Life of Pi{/i} is based on the best selling novel by Yann Martel, and looks to be a great collaboration between modern movie tech and classic storytelling. The New York Film Festival starts on September 28th.

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