ComiCon footage of “The Book of Life” panel.
The cast and creators of The Book of Life appeared at ComiCon, including stars Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, and Ron Pearlman. The film’s director, Jorge R. Gutierrez, was discussing support from the music industry, who generously lended their songs to the film, including Biz Markie, who happen to be backstage. The singer came on stage to perform “Just a Friend” for the crowd, as featured in the video.
The Book of Life is produced by Guillermo Del Toro, creator of the acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, among other films. The Book of Life marks the directorial debut of Gutierrez, who previously worked as a character designer and animator of El Tigre: The Adventure of Manny Rivera, among other projects.
The Book of Life hits theaters October 17th of this year.