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Ang Lee To Direct 3D Boxing Feature

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 8th 2013 01:08PM

For his first directorial effort since winning the Oscar earlier this year for "Life of Pi," filmmaker Ang Lee will next helm an untitled 3D boxing feature at Universal Pictures.

The project is described as "an epic look at the boxing world of the 1960s and 1970s, as seen through the prism of its biggest rivalries and greatest fights".

The movie will "have a narrative that connects the 3D depiction of some of boxing’s great fights" such as the Ali/Frazer 'Thrilla in Manila'. It's also expected to "take the exploration of 3D technology and cutting-edge visual effects further."

"Rush" and "Frost/Nixon" scribe Peter Morgan will pen the script, while Lee and James Schamus will produce.

Source: Deadline

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