The hardest working man in horror business*, Guillermo del Toro is taking his 2006 fantasy-horror film “Pan’s Labyrinth” to the stage as a musical. Songwriter/Actor Paul Williams, aka the guy composed both “Rainbow Connection” and the soundtrack to Brian DePalma’s “Phantom of the Paradise,” will write the lyrics, Oscar-winner Gustavo Santaolalla (“Brokeback Mountain”) will craft the music, and del Toro himself, with Jeremy Ungar have already written the book for the adaptation.
del Toro has been working on the musical version of “Pan’s Labyrinth” for four years, while working on every single other movie, book, comic, TV series ever made by any human, ever.
GdT next has the eagerly-to-the-point-of-insanely anticipated “Pacific Rim” hitting theaters on July 11, 2013 and will begin work on the haunted house pic “Crimson Peak” and a “Pacific Rim” sequel…and like a million other things.
* We really need to start a column just for GdT news.
BTW, if you want a taste of Paul Williams’ “Phantom,” here ya go: