Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Book of Life ~ Concept Art Revealed
Since family-friendly horror films seem to stumble at the box office (Frankenweenie: "Too morbid!" ParaNorman: "Too Scary!" Monster House: "Too dark!") perhaps this film will approach the themes of death, skeletons, and the afterlife with a more playful tone, like Hotel Transylvania did to excellent financial (albeit less artistic) success. If they respect the holiday's true intentions they won't need to make it "too scary" and if they keep silliness to a minimum, it may just connect with adult audiences. Fingers crossed.
Here's a look at the gorgeous concept art for The Book of Life. At first glance it's rather Tim Burton inspired but the much more colorful palette is certainly unique.
Also available to pre-order on Amazon is the "The Art of The Book of Life" movie companion.