Guillermo Del Toro announces animated horror movie Day Of The Dead

Guillermo Del Toro announces animated horror movie Day Of The Dead, set against the backdrop of the Día de Muertos and his first Mexican film sincew 1993’s Cronos

Del Toro Day Of The Dead

Del Toro Day Of The Dead
Guillermo Del Toro, and the faun from Pan's Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy director (and SciFiNow favourite) Guillermo Del Toro has announced he’ll be producing the forthcoming Day Of The Dead, an animated horror story by Reel FX  and director Jorge R Gutierrez (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Mad).

According to the press release, “The film is an action-packed, fully CG-animated picture, with a ‘Romeo and Juliet’ style love story set against a Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ backdrop. It represents the first time in almost twenty years – since 1993’s Cronos – that Del Toro has collaborated on a feature project set in Mexico.

“Music is also integral to the story; the film will feature an international roster of A-list recording artists performing new songs as well as re-imagined iconic songs.”

Reel FX producer Brad Booker enthused, “We’re thrilled to have Guillermo on board for Day Of The Dead. As individuals, Guillermo and Jorge share a cultural background and love for Mexican folklore, which brings a palpable authenticity to our project; however, as artists, each brings to the picture a vastly different aesthetic sensibility.

“Working together for the first time, we feel that they bring a truly unique balance to the style and story of the film.”