A spontaneous trip to the theater for myself and co-workers from Hollywood Video just might be my favorite moviegoing experience. As most of us not only worked at the video store but also had a more than average interest in film, we decided to go check out Guillermo Del Toro’s, Pan’s Labyrinth. At the time weren’t aware it was en Español. We took our seats, making up about half of the 10 people in the theater. It was soon apparent the film was in Spanish. When they realized this, half the theater left. We decided to stay, and were glad we did, the film is, still to this day, one of my all-time favorites. In many ways, it reminds me of a darker, more twisted Alice in Wonderland, only in Spanish.
Oh yeah, I forgot about the point of this article, the actual news. Pan’s Labyrinth has now been made into a novel. Guillermo Del Toro, who wrote and directed the film has teamed up with author Cornelia Funk to bring fans the novel that is said to expand on the world established by the film.
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You can check out an official synopsis of the novel below.
“Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world.
This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
A brilliant collaboration between masterful storytellers that’s not to be missed.”
The bottle scene is still one of the most brutally awesome things I’ve seen on screen.
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