Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning fantasy, Pan’s Labyrinth will be turned into a stage musical. The book, essentially a stage version of the screenplay, is written by del Toro and Jeremy Ungar. Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla and Paul Williams have been hired to write the songs.
“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,” Santaolla stated.
Pan’s Labyrinth (El labertino del fauno: “The Faun’s Labyrinth“), is a dark fantasy film that takes place five years after the Spanish Civil War. The film blurs the lines between reality and a fantasy world inhabited by a mysterious faun. Heavily influenced by fairy tales and mythology, Pan’s Labyrinth follows a child who believes she is the reincarnation of the Princess Moanna, daughter of the king of the underworld.
A premiere date has yet to be announced for the musical.