It’s finally here. After months of staring at the same few photos and wondering how animator and first time director Jorge Gutierrez would bring this cinematic ode to Día de Muertos alive, we’re rewarded with this gorgeous trailer. Produced by Guillermo del Toro and starring Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Héctor Elizondo, Christina Applegate, Plácido Domingo, Ice Cube and Kate del Castillo, the film follows a young man’s fantastical journey as he ponders whether to follow his family’s dreams for him, or his own heart’s desire.
My one wish is that the terrible music be changed.
Gutierrez and del Toro had a mandate for themselves that the film would look just like their “Art of” book; “…every artist poured their heart and soul into that idea.” It shows. Book of Life will be in theaters October 17th.