Here’s the wacky and awesome news of the day: Paul Williams, Gustavo Santaolalla, and Guillermo Del Toro are partnering to bring Del Toro’s brilliant film PAN’S LABYRINTH to the stage!
Apparently Del Toro has beeen working on this in secret for awhile now, and came up with the book for the musical with Jeremy Ungar.
Paul Williams will write the lyrics, and he’s a longtime veteran of the industry with a great many credits for composing and work in the music department (THE MUPPET MOVIE and PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE are a couple notches in his belt). Gustavo Santaolalla would write the tune-age. He has composed and worked on the soundtracks for BIUTIFUL, BABEL, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES, 21 GRAMS, and so many more.
It all sounds like a good match for a movie that had such lush visuals, costumes, and sets that a musical just might work.