Picturehouse Pays for Pan; Website Launches

Big news today! Picturehouse Films, a “fledgling joint venture of HBO and New Line Cinema” has put up $6 million for the North American rights to Pan’s Labyrinth.

“Guillermo has crafted a poetic film that combines several genres: horror, fantasy and war,” said Picturehouse president Bob Berney, who sees it appealing not only to the ‘Hellboy’ helmer’s fan base but to the arthouse, genre and Spanish-language markets.

You can read more about the deal at Variety.

Also, the official website for the film has launched at PansLabyrinth.com. Read the press release, watch the trailer, join the message board, and sign up for Picturefilm email updates.

There are some great quotes from the press release linked on the website, including the following:

?This film has been the single most fulfilling creative experience of my career,? said del Toro. ?Hopefully it represents a future direction for my work. PAN?S LABYRINTH is a passion project and it took over two years of my life to see it made the way I wanted it.?

?PAN?S LABYRINTH is an explosion of the full potential of Guillermo?s mind,? said Alfonso Cuar?n.

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