More exciting news regarding yet another project from one of the busiest men in Hollywood as Guillermo del Toro is gearing up for a stage musical for his film Pan’s Labyrinth in which a young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer who finds refuge and terror in a fantasy world in 1944 Fascist Spain.
Del Toro will be teaming with song writer Paul Williams who has signed on to write the lyrics along with Gustavo Santaolalla; winner of two Oscars for composing the scores for Brokeback Mountain and Babel.
This has been a project that del Toro has been trying to bring to life for the last four years as he has been interviewing directors, librettists and composers.
Here is a bit about what they had to say about the upcoming stage play.
“I admire and love Gustavo and Paul wrote the perfect album in Phantom Of The Paradise, which I have loved for decades”.
Santaolalla said, “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.”
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Guillermo and the terrific creative team that we have put together to bring the wonderful film of Pan’s Labyrinth to the stage as a musical,” Fox said.
From the set design down to the costumes and music this play has the potential to be absolutely stunning. Del Toro has been in the news a lot lately and things just seem to be getting better and better. Hopefully he won’t burn himself out with all of these projects in the works.