Pan's Labyrinth To Become Musical

PHOTO: Pans Labyrinth follows the story of Ofelia as she ventures into a fantasy world.

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Pan's Labyrinth -- the 2006 dark fairytale dreamed up by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro -- will be reborn as a musical. Del Toro and writer Jeremy Ungar have already finished the book for the show, with Paul Williams (of "Rainbow Connection" fame) slated to write lyrics and Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla penning the music.

According to Deadline.com, Del Toro has been "working quietly on this for four years, interviewing directors, librettists and composers."

The film's story follows a young girl named Ofelia who routinely ventures into a fantastical realm of fairies, monsters, magic, and the titular Pan as a way of coping with her cruel stepfather in 1940s fascist Spain. It'll be very interesting to see what the man behind "Rainbow Connection" -- a song originally performed by Kermit the Frog in The Muppet Movie -- will bring to a dark story about fascism, terror, and a tarnished childhood. Del Toro has previously expressed his love for director Brian de Palma's 1974 musical film Phantom of the Paradise -- which blended Williams' pop music sensibility with elements of horror.

The musical's debut is not yet known.

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