I’m not going to lie, I’m in heaven right now, so to speak. It’s not everyday that word breaks that two people you greatly admire are collaborating on something together and this collab is one for the books.
Guillermo Del Toro (director of CRONOS, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, HELLBOY, the list goes on and on), is set to team up with both Gustavo Santaolalla (composer of BABEL, 21 GRAMS, etc) and the great Paul Williams ( who not only wrote music for Jim Henson/James Fawley’s THE MUPPET MOVIE but was also one of the stars/songwriters of by far one of my all time favorite films, Brian DePalma’s THE PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE) on a music adaption of Del Toro’s fantasy-horror film PAN’S LABYRINTH and a book he wrote continuing it called PAN’S LABYRINTH: WITH DANCING. PAN’S LABYRINTH was one of my favorite films the year it came out, and it’s one of those magical fantasy films that you can watch every so often and be amazed everytime.
Santaolalla is handling the compositions while Williams is handling the lyrics. Definitely looking forward to this one, how about you guys?