First Trailer for Guillermo del Toro-Produced THE BOOK OF LIFE

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The Magic Mike actor Channing Tatum and the Star Trek beauty Zoe Saldana voiced lead characters in the Guillermo del Toro-produced The Book of Life, an CG animation inspired by Mexico’s famous Dia de Muertos festival.

Today brings the first trailer and poster for animator and artist Jorge Gutiérrez‘s 3D animated feature which follow three childhood friends — Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Saldana), and Joaquin (Tatum) — who find themselves in a Romeo And Juliet-style tale as the gods wager on who will win Maria’s heart.

The film also features the voices of 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 Danny Trejo.

The Book of Life lands this Halloween, October 17th.

Enjoy the first trailer for the film with a strong Mexican pedigree.

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 the past while looking forward to the future.

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