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Cover Revealed for Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke’s New ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Novel

Guillermo del Toro won praise, acclaim, and Oscars for The Shape of Water last year. He created a cult classic with Hellboy. He amazed audiences with Pacific Rim. However, his most legendary film is still Pan’s Labyrinth, which is now getting a novel-length expansion.

 

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Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun is written by del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke (Inkheart), and is illustrated by Allen Williams. It tells the story of a long-lost princess hoping to reunite with her family, and includes haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that expand upon the film’s world and folklore.

 

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In spite of also including murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, and warring rebels, the dark fantasy novel is meant for readers of all ages. This is actually a little bit strange, given how frightening and violent (yet beautiful) the original film was. Remember that one tortured guy’s bloody messed up hand? I still do.

However, no one can argue with the richness of del Toro’s fairytale-like storytelling and worldbuilding. Fewer films deserve a book continuation and expansion more than Pan’s Labyrinth.

 

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While you can learn more about the film’s inception from Pan’s Labyrinth: Inside the Creation of a Modern Fairy Tale and del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions, it is a real treat to be getting additions to the actual lore.

The Labyrinth of the Faun will be released July 2nd.

 

 

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