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Channing Tatum (more specifically, his voice) has joined the cast of a new animated film called ‘Book of Life,’ alongside other big names like Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate and more! Produced by the visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, here’s THR’s synopsis for the new film…
Book 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.
Click here for more info, and stay tuned to CTU for news on the project, which hits theaters October 17, 2014!
The animated comedy produced by director Guillermo del Toro will tell the fantastical story of a young man who journeys through three different realms.
Del Toro most recently released the live-action monster movie Pacific Rim.
He recently announced that he is currently writing a sequel to the film.
In the meantime, Book of Life is set for a 2014 release.
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20th Century Fox Animation and Reel FX Animation Studios have announced casting for the companies’ animated comedy The Book Of Life, which 20th Century Fox releases in theaters everywhere one year from today - October 17, 2014.
Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo and Ron Perlman star in the film produced by acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutierrez. Gutierrez also wrote the screenplay with Doug Langdale.
Also joining the cast are Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo and legendary tenor Placido Domingo, plus Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre, Eastbound and Down), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (Stand-up Revolution), radio personality Ricardo (“El Mandril”) Sanchez, and Danny Trejo (Machete).
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. »
- Michelle McCue
Usually when we learn about animated films in the works, there are still a couple of years left until they hit our screens. But with Reel FX’s The Book Of Life, we can expect the ‘toon next year. Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ice Cube and Ron Perlman are among those who are providing their tonsil talents.Co-writer and director Jorge Gutierrez dreamed up the idea, which The Hollywood Reporter is describing as the journey of Manolo, a young man torn between living up to his family’s expectations and listening to his heart.Before he makes his final decision, he sets of on an adventure across three fantastical worlds, and must also face his greatest fears. With plans to present a fresh visual style and new takes on popular pop songs (not that unusual for an animated movie, we suppose), the cast also features Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, »
Nothing sucks worse in Hollywood than being out of work. Even worse when you just won a BAFTA Award and an Oscar nomination for Life Of Pi. So the VFX industry today commiserated online for those employees axed by the now bankrupt VFX house Rhythm & Hues. (Deadline first broke the news Sunday night.) But Dallas and Santa Monica-based Reel FX went a step beyond pity by posting a recruitment page on its website for the visual effects professionals left jobless by the Chapter 11 filing. “This recruiting tab was created for those Rhythm & Hues [artists] who have been affected by their recent situation. Please know our thoughts are with you,” the post read. Various artist and animator positions are advertised there – some on Guillermo del Toro-produced Book Of Life and others on Jimmy Hayward-directed Turkeys. Like Rhythm & Hues, Reel FX is a design, FX and animation studio. As many as »
- JEN YAMATO
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