WATCH: Ang Lee premieres visually stunning trailer of `Life of Pi`

Updated: Jul 25, 2012, 18:53 PM IST

Mumbai: The first trailer of Oscar-winning director Ang Lee`s much awaited film ‘Life of Pi’ is out.

Ever since its announcement, the 3D adventure film has been creating tremendous buzz.

The trailer opens with a scene where a storm crashes a ship, the footage focuses on the protagonist Pi Patel as he manages to stay alive by paddling in a lifeboat.

"To be honest with you, I like to be modest. I would like people to get surprised about my work, instead of it being over-hyped. That`s what I`d be more comfortable with. But it`s a big picture. I have to go with the flow," Lee, 57, said.

‘Life of Pi’ is an adaptation of Yann Martel`s bestselling novel of the same title. The film marks the ‘Brokeback Mountain’ helmer`s first 3D creation.

The film also got a fantastic response to an early footage screening at CinemaCom, Los Angeles.

The film marks the debut of 17-year-old Suraj Sharma, who essays the role of the protagonist- Pi.

"He gives an emotional performance in a movie that has the look of a family film, but it`s also a movie about big ideas. I hope people will spend weeks talking about it, that is my idea of a family film," Lee said.

‘Life of Pi’ also stars Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Hollywood star Tobey Maguire. The fantasy film will hit Indian theatres on November 21, a month ahead of its US release.