NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Life of Pi: Scottish shipwreck in 'poster appearance'

Life of Pi poster and The Sovereign
Image caption The Life of Pi poster, left, and the wreck of The Sovereign

The wreck of a Scottish fishing boat appears to have made a surprise appearance in a poster for the movie Life of Pi.

Ang Lee's 3D film about a boy marooned on a lifeboat with a tiger is an adaptation of a Yann Martel novel.

Image caption Ang Lee's movie - and the posters - have been acclaimed

Close inspection of a poster has revealed the featured boat is identical to the wreck of a vessel which ran aground off Fraserburgh in 2005.

The poster's designers have so far been unavailable for comment.

The Banff-registered Sovereign got into difficulties at Cairnbulg Rocks, Aberdeenshire, in December 2005.

Five fishermen on board were airlifted to safety.

The wreck has since remained, and some locals believe it could now become a tourist attraction thanks to the high-profile poster.

The poster was designed by Los Angeles-based The Refinery.

Councillor Brian Topping told BBC Scotland it was a "golden opportunity" for the area.

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