billion brick race concept art

Warner Bros.’ Billion Brick Race has all but stalled, and with the LEGO franchise set to leave Warner Bros. for Universal, The LEGO Movie spin-off may never make it to the finish line. So as a late holiday gift, former director Jorge R. Gutierrez has unveiled some Billion Brick Race concept art for his take on the film that never came to be.

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Billion Brick Race

The latest Lego Movie spin-off has lost one of its key pieces: the director. Jorge R. Gutierrez was set to helm The Billion Brick Race, but has departed the project. Now, Lego and Warner Bros. will need a new master builder for their latest Lego title..

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The Book of Life images

Crimson Peak isn’t out until next fall, but we are getting another Guillermo del Toro treat in time for this Halloween. Fox Animation’s Book of Life, produced by del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, is just getting started on its marketing campaign, and today we have our first look at images from the movie.

Diego Luna leads the voice cast as Manolo, a young romantic who wants to pursue his passion for music, much to his family’s dismay. Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana also star, as Manolo’s childhood friends. Check out the new Book of Life images after the jump.

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I bet that with Guillermo del Toro finally directing Pacific Rim, which has been underway for some time, you thought he might not have time to amass other projects. Not so! In addition to films like Pinocchio that the filmmaker has been working on for some time, he’s now producing an animated film based on the traditions and iconography associated with the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Reel FX will back the project, and Jorge R. Gutierrez, co-creator of the Nickelodeon show El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, will direct. Gutierrez and Doug Langdale scripted. Read More »