You’d be hard-pressed to find a busier man in Hollywood than Guillermo del Toro.
Some time between producing the Kung Fu Panda sequels, contributing to the scripts for the upcoming Hobbit trilogy and directing the Hellboy films, the multi-tasker managed to write a book for the stage version of his critically acclaimed 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth, Deadline reports.
Del Toro has reportedly been working on bringing the story to the stage for four years, quietly interviewing directors, librettists and composers. Paul Williams just signed on to write the lyrics and Oscar-winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) will score.
“I’m so excited about translating Guillermo’s magical vision into music and songs,” Santaolalla said. “I’m such a longtime fan of both Guillermo and Paul that to work on this with them is truly a dream come true.”
It isn’t yet known when the stage show will make its debut.