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FX’s ‘Tyrant’: ‘Harry Potter’ Director David Yates Steps in for Ang Lee

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Though yet to film, FX's upcoming terrorism pilot 'Tyrant' had already attained a significant amount of buzz even prior to hiring 'Life of Pi' director Ang Lee to helm the pilot. Lee ultimately dropped out, but now 'Harry Potter' director David Yates has stepped in to guide the hotly-anticipated series by directing its pilot episode.

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FX’s ‘Tyrant’: Ang Lee Drops out of Directing the Pilot, Cites ‘Life of Pi’ Exhaustion

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While FX has several hot new properties in development, our most anticipated is 'Homeland' producer Howard Gordon's upcoming Middle Eastern drama 'Tyrant,' which was scheduled to have a pilot directed by 'Life of Pi' Oscar winner Ang Lee. Now, Lee has reportedly backed out of the project, but what does it say of 'Tyrant's future going forward?

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‘Life of Pi’ Blu-ray Giveaway: Find Out Why Ang Lee Won Best Director

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Hot off the heels of Pi Day, ScreenCrush and GuySpeed are partnering up for a 'Life of Pi' contest! We're giving away one Blu-ray copy of Ang Lee's Oscar-nominated film, which also earned him Best Director.

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Ang Lee’ to Direct FX Pilot ‘Tyrant’ from ‘Homeland’ Producers

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Ang Lee certainly has the world at his feet after picking up a second Best Director win at the 84th annual Oscars for his adaptation of 'Life of Pi,' but his next project will prove a bit closer to home, so to speak. Lee will next take his directing talents to TV to direct the pilot episode of FX's buzz-worthy drama 'Tyrant,' developed by 'Homeland' producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, but what attracted Lee to the project? Get the inside scoop on 'Tyrant' inside!

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Cinematographer Calls ‘Life of Pi’ Oscar Win “A Total F—ing Piece of S—”

Life of Pi
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'Life of Pi' won the 2013 Oscar for Best Cinematography with director of photography Claudio Miranda taking home the Academy Award for his work. The win was mildly controversial since a) Roger Deakins was again denied an Oscar for his beautiful work on 'Skyfall' and b) 'Life of Pi' was largely constructed in the digital space (the film also took home the Best Visual Effects Oscar). Any existing debate over the 'Life of Pi' win took a big leap forward this morning when veteran cinematographer Christopher Doyle spoke out against the Oscar saying, "it’s a f---ing insult to cinematography." And he was only getting started...

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Ang Lee Wins Best Director at the 2013 Oscars

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Ang Lee has been honored with the Best Director award at the 2013 Oscars ceremony.

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‘Life of Pi’ Gets Two New Featurettes

Life of Pi Featurettes
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No matter what happens with the finished product, there is no denying the sheer ambition of Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi,' which is already stirring up some heated debate in critical circles. If nothing else, Lee has taken a seemingly impossible to adapt novel and brought it to the screen while pushing technical boundaries with his use of 3D while filming with a live tiger. Two new featurettes explore just how difficult this film must've been to make.

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New ‘Life of Pi’ Clip: Message in a Bottle

'Life of Pi'
20th Century Fox

Ang Lee's adaptation of 'Life of Pi' garnered rave reviews after its premiere at the New York Film Festival, with many lauding its celebration of the human spirit as well as its technical prowess. (Its use of 3D is said to rival 'Avatar.') While this was apparent in the official movie trailer and clips, an additional brief peek into this fantastical world Lee created has just hit and it's definitely worth your 54-seconds.

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‘Life of Pi’ Gets a Clip with an Introduction from Director Ang Lee

'Life of Pi' early reviews
20th Century Fox

Ang Lee's adaptation of 'Life of Pi' hits theaters very soon, and we've got a brand new clip with an intro from the director that gives us a look at some of the film's interesting visuals and aesthetic.

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‘Life of Pi’ Reviews: Early Reactions From the New York Premiere

'Life of Pi' early reviews
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We want nothing more to fall in love with Ang Lee's movie adaptation of the 'Life of Pi.' The latest trailers and images dolled out to help promote the film are simply stunning to look at, and everyone seems to be hoping that the final product will match our preconceived expectations. Now, thanks to some early reviews and reactions coming in from the 'Life of Pi' debut at the 2012 New York Film Festival, we finally have some clue whether to expect the best or the worst from the theatrical release on November 21, 2012.

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