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12 December 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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While his biggest current project – that would be a certain action epic named Pacific Rim – has just been trailered today, there is also news about a much more tangential Guillermo del Toro project. The animated movie formerly known as Day Of The Dead is now called Book Of Life and is set to arrive in cinemas (in the US at least) on October 10 2014.

The movie itself, backed by Fox Animation, is still shrouded in some secrecy, though when it was first talked up back in February, there was mention of a musical, Romeo and Juliet-style romance set against the famous Mexican celebration.

Del Toro is still simply producing the film, leaving the actual filmmaking to handpicked director Jorge Gutierrez. Gutierrez will bring his experience on shorts and TV ‘toons to play making the new movie, and has written the script with Doug Langdale.

The October release date seems fitting given the subject matter, but we do wonder whether it’ll end up competing with Lee Unkrich’s still untitled Dia de los Muertos project bubbling away over at Pixar. That said, the Pixar film doesn’t have a confirmed release date yet, and the company already has The Good Dinosaur set for 2014.


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