PAN’S LABYRINTH returns…as a stage musical?

This is just starting to get ridiculous. Guillermo Del Toro is a busy man with a lot on his plate, and he just seems to never stop. Here’s an example of his current workload. Pacific Rim directing and post production work, scripting work on a sequel, viral marketing for said flick, TV series The Strain which he has a hand in and prep work on horror film Crimson peak.

And that’s just from this week alone. And for his next trick, he’ll be turning one of his cult films into a stage musical. That’ll he probably write,direct,sing and star in as every single character. (Citation needed)

The 2006 flick about a young girl discovering a secret world is indeed being adapted into a musical, as it’ll stay closer to the book that Del Toro and Jeremy Ungar wrote, with Paul Williams on lyrical duty and Gustavo Santaolalla on the song side.

Deadline reports that Del Toro has been working on the project for over four years now, grabbing the two songmsiths for the project based on his love for a cult film that the two had collaborated on;

I admire and love Gustavo and Paul wrote the perfect album in Phantom of the Paradise, which I have loved for decades.

It’s most likely a few years away from Broadway still, but this could be a project that lends itself well to the stage, especially with talent such as Williams and Santaolalla on board for it. Here’s what Santaolalla himself had to say about it;

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.

Next up, Hellboy the musical. Amirite?

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