Guillermo del Toro has increasingly been interested in animation, working with DreamWorks Animation on the likes of Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots and Legends of the Guardians. Now he’s behind 20th Century Fox Animation and Reel FX’s new film, Book of Life. He’s also helped line up a great voice cast, according to THR.
Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna and Christina Applegate will be the main character, with Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Cheech Marin, and Danny Trejo, Kate del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, opera singer Placido Domingo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias, and radio personality Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez.
Jorge R. Gutierrez will direct and he also co-wrote the script with Doug Langdale wrote Book of Life, and the former will also direct. The pair previous collaborated on the 2007 cartoon series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, on which Langdale was head writer and Gutierrez was co-creator.
Book Of Life ‘Is described as the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds, where he must face his greatest fears.’ The movie’s currently sure out autumn 2014.