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.”