Quite a few directors flirted with adapting Yann Martel’s novel, Life Of Pi, but were eventually scared off by the stranger and more unbelievable aspects of the book. However Ang Lee has taken on the challenge, and now the first image from the movie has been released. The story is about on Pi Patel (newcomer Suraj Sharma) who, after a shipwreck, shares a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, a hyena, an injured zebra, and an orangutan. The image features Sharma and the tiger, who becomes his only form of companionship. The 3D movie’s currently due out December 21st.