Guillermo del Toro’s latest animated project should be making its way to the big screen next fall…
Fox Animation Studios has reportedly signed on to make the 48-year-old Mexican filmmaker and Reel FX‘s adventure Book of Life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fox will release the film, which del Toro is producing, in the United States on October 10, 2014.
Originally titled Day of the Dead, after the famous Mexican celebration, the films’s title has been changed to Book of Life (Pixar has its own Day of the Dead project in the works).
Latin-themed projects are in hot demand; Hispanics are the most avid moviegoers in the U.S., while animated family fare can do huge business throughout Latin America.
del Toro and Fox are keeping mum on the exact details of the film, but the Mexican filmmaker did personally Mexican animator and filmmaker Jorge R. Gutierrez to direct Book of Life. Gutierrez’s credits include Nickelodeon‘s award-winning animated television series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.
del Toro is currently in post-production on Pacific Rim, a film he directed for Legendary Pictures. Warner Bros. will release Pacific Rim on July 12, 2013.