THE SHAPE OF WATER from Guillermo del Toro - Trailers & Poster by James Jean
When Guillermo del Toro makes “monster films”, you WATCH. ’Nuff said.
Witness the coming of “THE SHAPE OF WATER”, starring Doug Jones as the titular incrnation of “Creature from the Black Lagoon” fish/man (Mr Jones played “Abe Sapien” in both of del Toro’s “Hellboy” movies, to excellent effect, thanks), in ”an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.” Coupled with an unlikely romance with a mute-lady whom is not cast with a “flawless beauty” (and I meant absolutely no disrespect here, Sally Hawkins!), which almost always inevitably plague Hollywood feature films, IMHO, ala “Beauty and The Beast” celluloid-n-story tropes.
But the design and aesthetics? Nothing can beat the visual splendour of del Toro’s films, IMHO!
[ Select stills/screengrabs via / Pics via IMDb ]
Featured up top is the “Official Trailer”, and right below is the “Red Band” trailer just released.
WHAT-IS: "From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor
Story by: Guillermo del Toro
Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins,
Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer"
Besides the excitement and anticipation for the film (at least from myself), I’d love to direct your attention to the film’s official poster, as beautifully illustrated by James Jean! Check out the “original” colors in the Instagrammed image below, and look for the debut of this film December 8th, 2017 in the U.S.A., and alas later in Singapore on January 18th, 2018.