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Guillermo del Toro has so many projects on his plate that he can make news twice in one day. In the wake of the first trailer for his robots-versus-monsters epic Pacific Rim, The Hollywood Reporter has word that the del Toro-produced animated feature Book of Life has found a partner in Fox Animation.
Announced in February as Day of the Dead, the Reel FX project is directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez from a script he wrote with his El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera partner Doug Langdale. It’s described as an action-packed Romeo and Juliet-style love story set against the backdrop of the Mexican Day of the Dead.
Fox Animation has set an Oct. 10, 2014 release date.