Considering the ever-wonderful Guillermo del Toro has a tendency of talking up several different projects at once, when we first heard he was working on a musical version of Pan's Labyrinth, we were skeptical. But thanks to the Grammy Awards, we have news on that front!
Once More With FeelingI just got finished saying the other day that Guillermo del Toro needs to stop talking about all the projects he's going to do and actually make some and here he is adding fuel to the fire. Not with a completely new project, oh no, with a musical version of his 2006 dark fantasy, Pan's Labyrinth. Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti No!
Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro's hallucinatory fairy tale of a family unravelling and a young girl's descent into insanity in the midst of the Spanish Civil War is being adapted into a musical for the stage. We really don't know what to say on this one, as there's not exactly a whole lot of words in that last sentence that exactly scream "song and dance routine" to us. Then again, what the heck do we know? This thing could end up being the next big Broadway smash -- like Annie, but with way more phantasmagoric monsters and people being shot.