Darren Franich
July 25, 2012 AT 02:20 PM EDT

Ang Lee’s directorial output includes period pieces, sweeping romances, a martial-arts epic, and one of the weirdest superhero movies ever made (the Freudian-subtexted, relentlessly splitscreened Hulk.) And although the filmmaker’s last couple of movies proved to be disappointing, it’s officially time to start getting your hopes up for Life of Pi, Lee’s 3-D adaptation of Yann Martel’s beloved novel. The first trailer for Pi features one beautiful color-blasted image after another: A ship sinking beneath the waves, the endless ocean, the occasional zebra. Watch below:

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