25/07/2012 07:54 BST

'Life Of Pi' Trailer: Yann Martel's Best-Seller Gets A Wordless Clip

The film adaptation of Life of Pi has debuted its first trailer, starring a pretty ferocious looking CGI tiger.

Based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel, the 3D film by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, is due out this Christmas, competing with other big-name book adaptations The Great Gatsby and Part One of The Hobbit.

Director Ang Lee

Suraj Sharma (in his first major role) stars as the young Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself lost at sea with a Bengal tiger, a zebra, a hyena and an orangutan.

Tobey Maguire, Gerard Depardieu and Irrfan Khan are among the film's supporting cast.

Life of Pi will be released 21 December in the UK.

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