Mexican filmmakers Guillermodel Toro and Alfonso Cuaron will produce the Spanish-language Pan'sLabyrinth, to be directed by delToro. The two have set up a production shingle, OMM Films, with FridaTorresblanco to co-produce the film alongside Spain's Telecinco.
Shooting will begin in Julyon the Euros 11.5m film which stars Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Doug Jones,Alex Angulo, Ariadna Gil and Ivana Baquero. A Spring 2006 delivery date isplanned.
Wild Bunch has come on boardto handle international sales on the Spanish-language film. Torresblanco saidOMM was set up in Spain to produce European movies. Del Toro added that he andCuaron had several projects that they would direct themselves or perhapssponsor other talent.
Pan's Labyrinth is setagainst the backdrop of post-Civil War Spain. Mixing fantasy, reality andhistory, del Toro said, "I believe there are very new and beautiful thingshere, at least in the way I do beautiful things!"
Del Toro will next shoot Hellboy2 while Cuaron is set to shoot ChildrenOf Men for Universal in October and Mexico 68 following that for his production company Anhelo