Yeah, I love Guillermo Del Toro, and I'm onboard for anything he does. He originally brought PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE to the very first BNAT, and it's obviously a movie that Del Toro has loved for a long time, and especially the music of Paul Williams. Williams has experienced something of a renaissance this year with his new documentary PAUL WILLIAMS: STILL ALIVE, and any geek worth a damn loves his contributions to movies and music. I'd drive 18 hours to Boston to bring the man some clam chowder if he asked for it.
So the idea of the two teaming up, according to Deadline, to bring PAN'S LABYRINTH to musical life makes me pretty damn giddy. I hope the songs are as spooky as the movie, and I'm very curious to see how this translates to the stage. I'm thinking some crazy set design and incredible costume work, and between the two of them they should make something appropriately dreamlike and surreal. Gustavo Santaolalla (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) will be writing the score, and Williams will be penning the lyrics.
No date on when this will show up on stage, but Guillermo has been quietly working on this for almost four years now. Really looking forward to see what's in store with this.