Here it is, the first glimpse at Ang Lee's Life of Pi with newbie Suraj Sharma in the title role and more importantly debuting Richard the tiger, Pi's pal in the lifeboat adrift at sea. According to Playlist, I doubt this is a real tiger as the film plans to use CGI animal characters for the challenging story sequences. How long until a trailer surfaces? I can't wait to see how this unfolds on the screen, there was awhile I thought this film would never get made. Many directors were rumored before Ang Lee got the project. Life of Pi hits theaters December 21, 2012 and also stars Irrfan Khan, Tobey Maguire and Tabu.
The other first look comes from director Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock with Anthony Hopkins playing the legendary director about the making of the film Psycho. I can hardly recognize Hopkins. I hope the voice will match, Hitchcock had a very distinct (and slow) way of talking. The film also features Scarlett Johnasson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, along with Toni Collette, James D'Arcy and Helen Mirren. The film will release next year.