First Look at Guillermo del Toro and Fox's Animated 'Book of Life'
Though the next film from Guillermo del Toro as a director is Crimson Peak, and that's not arriving until 2015, we'll still get a project that will have a special touch from the revered filmmaker. The Book of Life is a new animated film from Fox Animation coming this fall, and while we've seen some concept art from the project directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, the first official stills have arrived, showing off a unique animation style. The male characters look a bit like boxy marionettes, which is a bit weird, and I can't decide if I really like it or not. But the settings look gorgeous, and again, it sounds like a truly original tale. Images below!
Here's the first photos from Jorge R. Gutierrez's The Book of Life from USA Today:
The Book of Life is directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, who co-wrote the film with Douglas Langdale ("Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"), and produced by Guillermo del Toro. The animated film tells the story of Manolo (Diego Luna), a young man torn between fulfilling the expectations of his father (Hector Elizondo) and grandfather (Danny Trejo) to become a bullfighter and following his heart by becoming a musician. Before choosing a path, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds, where he must face his greatest fears. Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube and Placido Domingo also lend their voices to the Fox Animation film which 20th Century Fox sends to theaters October 17th. Interested?