Guillermo del Toro's incredible 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth is going to be adapted into a stage play musical. This is one of my favorite Del Toro films, and I think it would make for a great stage play. The story takes place in 1944 fascist Spain, and follows the young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer who escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Del Toro has been working on making this happen for the last four years, and he's hired Paul Williams to write the lyrics to the music, and Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain and Babel) to write the music. Here's what the filmmaker had to say, "I admire and love Gustavo and Paul wrote the perfect album in Phantom Of The Paradise, which I have loved for decades." Santaolalla added,
I’m so excited about translating Guillermo’s magical vision into music and songs. I’m such a longtime fan of both Guillermo and Paul that to work on this with them is truly a dream come true.
It will be awesome to see how this stage production turns out. I imagine the sets and costumes are going to be twistedly beautiful.
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