Guillermo del Toro Adapting PAN'S LABYRINTH Into a Stage Musical
According to Deadline.com, Paul Williams and Gustavo Santaolallo are currently working on writing the music and lyrics to a musical version of Pan's Labyrinth. Guillermo Del Toro, who directed the 2006 film, is working with Jeremy Ungar on writing a script for the stage adaptation.
Santaolalla told Deadline: “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.”
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Pan's Labyrinth is a 2006 Mexican dark fantasy film written and directed by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro. It was produced and distributed by the Mexican film company Esperanto Films.
Pan's Labyrinth takes place in Spain in May–June 1944, five years after the Spanish Civil War, during the early Francoist period. The narrative of the film interweaves this real world with a fantasy world centered around an overgrown abandoned labyrinth and a mysterious faun creature, with which the main character, Ofelia, interacts. Ofelia's stepfather, the Falangist Captain Vidal, hunts the Spanish Maquis who fight against the Francoist regime in the region, while Ofelia's pregnant mother grows increasingly ill. Ofelia meets several strange and magical creatures who become central to her story, leading her through the trials of the old labyrinth garden. The film employs make-up, animatronics and CGI effects to bring life to its creatures.