After four years of work under the radar, plans to bring Guillermo del Toro's stunning Pan's Labyrinth to the stage as a live musical are finally being solidified.
Del Toro worked with Jeremy Ungar to write the book (aka the script for the show), with cinema composer Gustavo Santaolalla writing the music and Paul Williams handling lyrics. Del Toro will produce the project, though no word yet on who will be directing.
It will be interesting to see how Pan's Labyrinth, the story of a girl who escapes into a fantasy land that might be more terrifying than the warzone she is escaping, will be attempted on the stage. While the film is an FX wonderland, so much of it was done practically that I imagine it would translate rather well.