Ang Lee to Direct 3D Boxing Feature

Narrative will explore the world of boxing.

Oscar-winning ‘Life of Pi’ helmer Ang Lee is set to take the director’s chair for an untitled 3D boxing feature for Universal Pictures.

Deadline, who broke the news, describes the project 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” – including the 1975 showdown between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier that was called the “Thrilla In Manila.”

Lee will be directing the narrative from a script by Peter Morgan (‘Rush,’ ‘Frost/Nixon’). The filmmaker’s longtime producing partner, award-winning screenwriter James Schamus, will co-produce.