Monday, June 2, 2014
First Trailer for Guillermo del Toro produced Book Of Life Arrives
Aside from star names Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana, the cast is mainly made up of Latino actors, including Danny Trejo (of course) and Cheech Marin . It takes it's inspiration from Mexican tradition Day of The Dead, and will beat Pixar's similarly-themed film into cinemas by a good couple of years. This will be the first feature helmed by Jorge Gutierrez, who was best known for the animated TV series El Tigre. The CG animation has an appealing visual style, and has a certain stop-motion feel to it. Although the trailer at first suggests a solid but unremarkable family film, once main character Manalo enters "The Land Of the Remembered" it really begins to take off. It looks like fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride are going to love this one. The Book Of Life will be released in the States on 17th of November 2014 with the United Kingdom following on the 24th.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.