If you’re not familiar with Paul Williams, he basically wrote the soundtrack for the entire 1970s with pop classics like Rainy Days and Mondays and An Old-Fashioned Love Song–as well as the score for The Muppet Movie.
He’s still quite active today. Last night he won a Grammy for his contributions to Daft Punk’s hit CD Random Access Memories. So what does he have to do with Nerd cinema auteur-extraordinaire Guillermo del Toro? Hit the jump to find out! (more…)
I cringe every time I hear that someone is adapting some movie or another into a musical stage play. But apparently audiences like them, because people keep making the damn things. This time around, it’s Guillermo del Toro’s fairy tale, Pan’s Labyrinth that’s getting the musical work-over.
Perhaps even more surprising is that del Toro is actually heading the project, which he’s been working on for several years now, looking for the perfect crew to do the job. And though it’s finally getting underway, it will be some time before the finished product is ready to go, being as how the crew is only now being put together.
Currently, there’s a stage version written up, courtesy of del Toro and Jeremy Ungar. They’ve signed Paul Williams to do the lyrics and award-winner Gustavo Santaolalla will be charge of making the music.
The only thing about this that doesn’t make me want to roll my eyes in disgust is del Toro’s involvement. What do the folks out there think? Can this dark film even be translated to a musical?
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.