What happened after the events of the 2014 hit? We’ll soon find out!
Variety reports tonight that director Jorge R. Gutierrez announced today at the Annecy Festival that he and Reel FX Animation Studios are moving forward with The Book of Life 2, a follow-up to the Golden Globe-nominated fantasy adventure film that drew colorful inspiration from Dia de los Muertos. Gutierrez plans on returning to direct.
The stereoscopic 3D sequel is currently in the early stages of development, and Gutierrez says it will be a “continuation of the story with everybody you love from the first movie.” He added, “I am a big fan of romantic movies. I always want to find out what happens afterwards. That’s one question we will ask during the sequel.”
Produced by Guillermo del Toro and from an original idea by Gutierrez, The Book of Life follows Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. He embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
Check out an awesome piece of faux The Book of Life 2 poster art below, recently whipped up by Gutierrez, his wife Sandra Equihua and art director Paul Sullivan!