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Guillermo del Toro to Navigate "Pan's Labyrinth"

Is it possible that Guillermo del Toro is back to form with his upcoming fantasy thriller called "Pan's Labyrinth"? Fangoria makes it sound as if there's reason to be hopeful. According to them, Bob Berney, head of the production company with North American release rights to the film, states that "Guillermo has crafted a poetic film that combines several genres: horror, fantasy and war." Not a bad recipe. Add to it the fact that del Toro has scripted the film himself, and the sauce tastes just about right.

"Labyrinth" is far from being the only project on del Toro's plate these days. He's likely to helm the eagerly anticipated "Halo" film (click here for more on that from, and of course it was only a matter of time before he started work on a sequel to "Hellboy." "Labyrinth," with its plot surrounding a girl who flees from her daily life into a hedge maze populated by fantastical creatures, sounds the most intriguing of the three, frankly. I don't get the feeling that del Toro has made his best film yet, but I hope I'm around when he does. Maybe "Labyrinth" will be the one.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on January 24, 2006 11:38 PM
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