Guillermo Del Toro to Produce Jorge R. Gutierrez

Filmmaker adds yet another project onto his full slate.

Reel FX is teaming up with Guillermo del Toro (‘Pacific Rim,’ ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ ‘Hellboy’) to produce Jorge R. Gutierrez’ groundbreaking, CG-animated feature — working title, ‘Day of the Dead.’

Written by Gutierrez (‘El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera’) and Doug Langdale, the film is a ‘Romeo and Juliet’ style love story set against a Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ backdrop. Music is also integral to the story, with the film set to feature an international roster of A-list recording artists performing new songs as well as re-imagined iconic songs.

The project represents the first time in almost twenty years — since 1993’s ‘Cronos’ — that del Toro has collaborated on a feature project set in Mexico.

‘Day of the Dead’ is scheduled to be released in 2014.