We love the premise for The Book of Life: It's a Romeo and Juliet story set during the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead.

The movie is being produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutierrez (who also worked on the script with Douglas Langdale). Thanks to THR we now have the first bit of concept art from the film, plus a new synopsis: the movie "tells of a young man named Manolo who is torn between what he wants to do (play guitar and win the heart of the girl of his dreams) and what his family wants him to do. He ends up traveling across three different worlds to find himself."


The art is gorgeous, and looks a little like the Nickelodeon's series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (which Gutierrez created) — and that's also great. Just loving this vibe. There's another image over at THR. Book of Life comes out on Oct. 17.

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