The original version of The Book of Life was picked up by DreamWorks.
The plot would have been the same as the original.
Why It Was Cancelled
- DreamWorks decided not to continue with the project due to "creative differences" with the director.
- Reel FX Animation Studios bought the license to the movie in which the movie debuted in 2014.
- The film was eventually made at Reel FX Creative Studios and was released in Fall 2014 and received critical praise.