Due to the feedback given by Mike Lynch, who hates Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro will be releasing a sequel to the modernized fairy tale set in war torn Spain. Tentatively titled Pan’s Labyrinth 2: The Streets will differ from Pan’s Labyrinth in that:
- It will be less visually stunning. If viewers do admire this film, they will not be able to describe it as “visually stunning” and will have to find merits in its actual story.
- The challenges will be more difficult. In Pan’s Labyrinth, Ofelia got away with really easy challenges. In the sequel, Ofelia will be back, and her strength, endurance, and resolve will be tested when she finds herself at the Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton, tackling the famous “crucible.”
- Because of Lynch’s appreciation for Music and Lyrics, del Toro has chosen Drew Barrymore to play Ofelia and Hugh Grant to play her drill instructor. Together, they will work on a new lyrics for Reveille.
“I’m really tired of appealing to wide audiences,” del Toro said. “My only real goal for this film is to please Michael Lynch. That would please me.” Filming for Pan’s Labyrinth 2: The Streets is set to begin some time in mid 2009.