Saturday, May 31, 2014

Trailer: "The Book Of Life"

I mentioned this up and coming film, The Book of Life, based around the Mexican Day of the Dead yesterday, very briefly, but thought I'd include the trailer, as much of the plot is very reminiscent of fairy tale and myth (including Persephone, which can be linked to Snow White... [although this would then be considered gender-flipped] so you get the idea).
The official website is looking very colorful! And there's already lots of artwork to explore as well as the high def version of the trailer and a music preview (very reminiscent of The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack, but for me that's a good thing).

Here's the first official trailer:
For those not yet caught up, here's the 411 - story, cast and main crew:
An animated comedy with a unique visual style, "The Book of Life" is 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. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, "The Book of Life" encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
Release Date: October 17, 2014  
Studio: 20th Century Fox  
Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez  
Screenwriter: Jorge R. Gutierrez, Doug Langdale  
Starring: Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo, Ron Perlman, Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, Placido Domingo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo ("El Mandril") Sanchez, Danny Trejo  
Genre: Animation  
MPAA Rating: Not Available 
For continuing updates in the coming months you can follow the movie on Twitter HEREFacebook HERE and Instagram HERE.

Did I mention I already love the "Art Of" book? Because I do.

1 comment:

  1. The premise is also reminiscent of "Once On This Island." Two gods betting over a love triangle...the sympathetic one dying and having to make a deal with the villain to reunite with their lost love. Heck, there's even a magic tree!