Tiger by the tail

'Brokeback Mountain' director Ang Lee to take a shot at 'Life of Pi'

Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning adult fable Life of Pi, said to be unfilmable because it pairs a Bengal tiger with a kid on a raft in the ocean, has already eaten through M. Night Shyamalan, director of The Sixth Sense, and Alfonso Cuaron, of Harry Potter fame. Now comes word that Ang Lee, the director who never met a genre he didn’t like—Eat Drink Man Woman, The Ice Storm, Hulk, Brokeback Mountain, Lust, Caution—will make Pi using a mixture of live action and CG wizardry.