It’s almost impossible to watch the trailer for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi without getting chills, especially considering the challenges that Lee faced while filming.
The Oscar-winning director discusses the difficulties of adapting Yann Martel’s best-selling novel, which Martel describes as a “completely unfilmable story,” in a new behind-the-scenes clip released by Twentieth Century Fox Film today. The author and director explain how they brought the story to life, despite filming with water, kids, animals, and 3-D — or, as Lee told EW’s Anthony Breznican earlier this year, “everything you should avoid in the movie business.”
The film hits theaters nationwide November 21.
Watch the video below: