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[Press Release] Los Angeles, Calif. – August 25, 2014 – Hot Topic, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, today unveiled a graphically-stunning limited-edition collection of fashion apparel inspired by the fantasy-adventure The Book Of Life, from 20th Century Fox and Reel FX Animation Studios, in theatres October 17th. The collection, like the highly anticipated film, represents a visual adventure of the heart, mind and spirit, anchored in artistic and authentic graphics and characters inspired by Día de los Muertos. The rich and colorful apparel line will be available exclusively at Hot Topic stores and online on September 15th, with a pre-sale beginning on hottopic.com August 26th. Produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, The Book Of »
- Pietro Filipponi
Universal Pictures has set a 2015 date for horror comedy Krampus, the Christmas-set flick to be directed by Trick ‘R Treat‘s Michael Dougherty. The yuletide frightener co-written by Dougherty, Todd Casey and Zach Shields is based on the ancient legend of a pagan demon who punishes wicked children – a really bad Santa. Producers are Legendary’s Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia. Krampus will hit theaters Wednesday, November 25, 2015 just in time to go up against Disney’s The Good Dinosaur, Fox’s The Martian, and WB’s Midnight Special for the Thanksgiving crowd.
Universal and Legendary have additionally set an August 12, 2016 date for the 3D thriller Spectral, about an elite Special Ops team on the trail of a phantom threat that can’t be explained. Nic Mathieu is directing James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini and Bruce Greenwood in the pic scripted by Ian Fried, George Nolfi and John Gatins. »
- The Deadline Team
Open Road Films has moved the Jake Gyllenhaal movie “Nightcrawler” from Oct. 17 to Oct. 31, meaning the film will be released nationwide on Halloween. The Oct. 17 date became especially crowded when Sony moved Brad Pitt‘s “Fury” up several weeks. “Nightcrawler” would've also opened against Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's “Birdman,” Universal's “Dracula Untold,” Fox's animated movie “Book of Life,” Relativity's romantic drama “The Best of Me,” the Kristen Stewart drama “Camp X-Ray” and the indie comedy “Listen Up Philip.” Also read: ‘What's the Deal?’ With Toronto Film Fest: Jeff Sneider Picks 10 Must-See Movies (Video) With Open Road's smart decision to delay the. »
- Jeff Sneider
Directed by Jorge Gutierrez, the movie centres around humble Manola (Luna) and proud Joaquin (Tatum), who are both after the affections of Maria (Saldana).
Their love triangle comes to the attention of two spirits (Kate del Castillo and Ron Perlman), who bet on the outcome.
Manola finds the decks stacked against him when he is killed and must battle his way out of the land of the dead.
The Book of Life will arrive in Us cinemas on October 17 and in the UK on October 24. »
We're going to take our first look at Best Animated Feature in today's newest 2015 Oscar predictions category. I've so far established 15 contenders for the category knowing full well there are other possibilities out there, which I will mention at the end of this post, but for now I think I've got the most likely contenders on this list while there may be more that will simply pad the field by year's end. Now, had I opened this category back in June when I first started putting the rankings together you would have seen a different film at the top of the list, but given the disappointing box office returns for How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dreamworks has opened the door for Laika to possibly take home their first Best Animated Feature Oscar as The BoxTrolls takes the #1 opening spot. Laika has Coraline, ParaNorman and even Tim Burton's Corpse Bride to their credit, »
- Brad Brevet
“The Book of Life” is immersed in the enduring push and pull between "tradition" and "innovation"; more simply, it's a story about growing up, set in the backdrop of the Mexican “Day of the Dead” holiday. The animated film, directed by CalArts alum Jorge Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro, just dropped its second trailer, and it looks to be a fantastic mix of surrealism and Mexican folk art. Gutierrez told THR earlier this year, “All my favorite albums, all my favorite books and films…are all personal stories that take place in a very specific culture but that are universal… So I wanted to make something that happened in my family but make it for the world." Here's the official synopsis: It is the journey of Manolo (Luna), a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, »
- Joshua Encinias
Love is never easy and in this animation produced by Guillermo del Toro, The Book of Life, the hero will have to travel to the land of the dead and back in order to get his princess. How amazing does this look, right? It’s very unique art style, among other modern 3d animations I mean, […]
Read Love is Not Easy in the 2nd Trailer for The Book of Life on Filmonic.
If Hollywood and theater owners are depressed about the summer box office, they might be even more worried about what's coming this Fall. September is always a mixed bag, but at this point it looks like there won't be any blockbuster like "Gravity" to get people excited this October. In fact, it will be shocking if any film in September or October debuts to over $40 million. Just a few months ago there was some reason for some optimism. Late September player "The Equalizer" with Denzel Washington should easily play for a few strong weeks, Robert Downey, Jr. is returning with a potential awards player in "The Judge," Seth Rogen and James Franco are reuniting for R-rated comedy "The Interview" and footage from Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" turned heads from CinemaCon to Comic-Con. Unfortunately, and both due to production reasons, the latter two films have pushed to Christmas and February 2015 respectively. »
- Gregory Ellwood
20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for The Book of Life, the upcoming animated comedy from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez, which you can watch below after the official synopsis…
“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.”
The Book of Life features the voice talents of Diego Luna (Elysium), Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy), Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street), Danny Trejo (Machete), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Christina Applegate (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) and Ice Cube (21 Jump Street »
- Gary Collinson
The Book of Life Trailer. Jorge Gutierrez‘s The Book of Life (2014) movie trailer 2 star Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Ice Cube, and Ron Perlman. The Book of Life‘s plot synopsis: “From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy [...]
Continue reading: The Book Of Life (2014) Movie Trailer 2: A Man Torn in Two Directions »
- Rollo Tomasi
We've got a new trailer to share with you for the Guillermo del Toro-produced animated feature The Book of Life. This is a very different and unique looking movie that I hope audiences will embrace and enjoy. The movie had a panel at Comic-Con and it seemed like it was well received by the the audience in attendance.
The movie was directed by Jorge Gutierrez and it has a wonderful voice cast that includes Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, Hector Elizondo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo "El Mandril" Sanchez, and (of course) Danny Trejo.
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 »
- Joey Paur
Death is just a minor setback for the heroes of producer Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming animated film Book of Life. The latest trailer for the film shows Manolo (Diego Luna) competing with Joaquin (Channing Tatum) in a slap fight for Maria's (Zoe Saldana) affections. And if Manolo thought that was rough, wait until he journeys through three mystical realms and faces, among other things, a set of crushing boulders with minds of their own. The expansive voice cast includes Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman and Cheech Marin. Jorge Gutierrez directed and co-wrote the script. 20th Century
- Ryan Gajewski
Comic-Con-goers got a glimpse of Guillermo del Toro‘s animated The Book Of Life at Fox’s panel last month, and now the official trailer has dropped. A romantic adventure inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, it centers on Manolo (Diego Luna), who must fight for his lady love when spirits La Muerte (Kate del Castillo) and Xibalba (Ron Perlman) meddle in the world of the living. Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube and Hector Elizondo also are among the killer voice cast in director Jorge R. Guiterrez’s film. Fox opens it wide October 17: »
20th Century Fox will release The Book of Life in theaters this fall, and the animated film may be worth a look for the visuals alone. The movie’s storyline, as was co-written by the director Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera), follows the adventures of Manolo (voiced by Diego Luna), a young man out to fulfill his dreams. That includes winning the heart of Maria (Zoe Saldana), who makes it clear that’s easier said than done, in the above trailer.
Book of Life‘s second theatrical preview, similar to its previous trailer, doesn’t shed so much light on its plot as it does on the rich, colorful, and lively visual aesthetic of the film (inspired by traditional artwork for Mexico’s holiday Dia de Muertos), as well as the movie’s kid-friendly humor and cartoony hijinks. However, according to the official ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
Some weeks ago, Fox invited some scribes over to the Little Theatre to see preview footage of Guillermo del Toro-produced 3D animated/action adventure comedy/romance "The Book of Life," which comes out October 17, just before Halloween. Now they've released the trailer, below. Smartly, they're backing workaholic Del Toro's latest production, which will play like gangbusters to the under-served Hispanic audience, the fastest-growing moviegoer demo--as well as everyone else. Del Toro likes to take on talented young filmmakers like Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona, who followed up smart-house horror thriller "The Orphanage" with English-language tsunami drama "The Impossible" and TV's horrific "Penny Dreadful" and is now prepping "World War Z 2." This time the young filmmaker is Mexico City-born Cal Arts grad Jorge Gutierrez, who 4 1/2 years ago pitched Del Toro his vision of a magical Mexican Orpheus and Eurydice folk myth using »
- Anne Thompson
Attach Guillermo del Toro’s name to your project, and it’s pretty much guaranteed that we’re all going to take a look at it. Luckily for The Book of Life, a vividly animated adventure hitting theaters this October, there’s a lot more to like than just that the Hellboy director is involved.
For one thing, the visuals continue to look absolutely gorgeous in this second trailer for the movie, which follows three childhood friends who become the corners of a love triangle. Maria (Zoe Saldana) is the beautiful and spirited lady adored by both the noble-hearted bullfighter Manolo (Diego Luna) and the handsome, self-confident Joaquin (Channing Tatum). The Book of Life focuses primarily on Manolo as, after calling upon the powers of an ancient deity, he travels through The Land of the Living, the Land of the Remembered and the Land of the Forgotten as he searches »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Guillermo del Toro produced animated fare The Book Of Life looks like a lot of fun. Boasting a truly unique animation style, the direction of Jorge Gutierrez, and the vocal talents of Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Kate del Castillo, and Eugenio Derbez, the film arrives in cinemas around the world this Halloween.
From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes 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 »
- Paul Heath
Channing Tatum and Diego Luna compete for Zoe Saldana‘s affections to hilarious ends in the new trailer for “The Book of Life,” 20th Century Fox's forthcoming Day of the Dead-inspired animated adventure. See video: Channing Tatum, Diego Luna Vie for Zoe Saldana in ‘The Book of Life’ Trailer. Our hero Manolo (played by Luna) is desperately in love with Maria (Saldana) and quite literally dead-set on winning her heart. ”I'll do anything to be with Maria,” he says. And with a snap of the fingers, some sketchy wizard transports him to The Land of the Remembered. Manolo has »
- Travis Reilly
We brought you a first look at the Guillermo del Toro-produced ‘toon The Book Of Life back in May. At Comic-Con, the filmmakers unveiled a new trailer for the Mexican-flavoured, afterworld-inspired film, which has now gone online via Apple. The Book Of Life, sprung from the brain of illustrator/director Jorge R. Gutierrez, and has been brought to the screen with a bit of help from writer Doug Langdale and the oversight of Mr. “I’m involved with 63,000 projects at any one time” del Toro who was also working on Crimson Peak while offering guidance and support on Book.A sort of Corpse Bride-meets-Romeo-And-Juliet tale, this sees a matador, Manolo (Diego Luna), and town hotshot Joaquin (Channing Tatum), vying for the attentions of a beautiful girl called Maria (Zoë Saldana). Things go awry for Manolo when he's bitten by a snake and sent plunging into a trippy underworld »
20th Century Fox has just released a brand new trailer for the animated film, The Book Of Life.
The Book Of Life, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.
The cast also includes Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, tenor Placido Domingo, plus Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre, Eastbound and Down), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (Stand-up Revolution), and Danny Trejo (Machete).
The film’s original score »
- Michelle McCue
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