Movie News: First Look at Guillermo del Toro's 'Book of Life;' 'Ghostbusters 3' Still a Go; 'Fargo' TV Spot

Movie News: First Look at Guillermo del Toro's 'Book of Life;' 'Ghostbusters 3' Still a Go; 'Fargo' TV Spot

Feb 26, 2014

Book of Life

Book of Life: Guillermo del Toro is serving as producer for the animated film The Book of Life, written and directed by Jorge Gutierez. Set during the Day of the Dead, a holiday in Mexico, a first peak at concept art from the movie reveals some of its influences, which include Mexican folk art and stories from the artist's childhood. The movie opens on October 17. [Heat Vision]

Book of Life

Ghostbusters 3: Too soon? The great Harold Ramis passed away on Monday, and already there's word that the script for Ghostbusters 3 will be tweaked to account for his absence. The proposed sequel is said to be "in active development," with original director Ivan Reitman set to direct, but we've heard such rumors for a very long time. Supposedly, the latest screenplay introduces a new trio of ghostbusters, with the orignal gang penciled in for cameos. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The Stand: Another long-in-development project, an adapation of Stephen King's mammoth novel The Stand, has seen directors Scott Cooper, Ben Affleck and David Yates come and go over the years, but now another writer-director is in negotiations to pen a new script and helm the film. Josh Boone, who made the forthcoming The Fault in Our Stars, will have a mandate to deliver "a single, R-rated movie that will be faithful to the book." [The Wrap]

Fargo Trailer: We must say, the first teaser for FX's Fargo is not very promising at all. An adaptation of the Coen brothers' Academy Award-winning 1996 film, the series stars Billy Bob Thornton as a manipulative man who changes the life of insurance salesman Martin Freeman. All the teaser does, however, is remind us that the show is set in a very cold climate, without any suggestion of diabolical crime or black comedy. The series debuts on April 15. []

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