'Life of Pi' to be released with Dolby Atmos sound


Twentieth Century Fox and Dolby Laboratories announced that Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s Life of Pi will be mixed and released in Dolby Atmos, the new immersive audio platform. The Nov. 21 release will be Fox’s third Dolby Atmos title following Taken 2 and Chasing Mavericks.

“We have been very impressed with the ability of Dolby Atmos to deliver a new level of storytelling with the soundscapes for Taken 2 and Chasing Mavericks and expect Dolby Atmos to deliver an amazing experience for audiences with Life of Pi,” said Chris Aronson, Fox’s president, domestic distribution.

Re-recording mixers Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett will be at the helm of the Life of Pi Dolby Atmos mix. Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, Life of Pi follows the story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.