Guillermo del Toro is one of the best filmmakers in Hollywood right now. Sadly, we did not get a feature film from the director in 2016. The last time he was in theaters was in 2015 with his horror drama Crimson Peak.
Thankfully, he’s coming back this year. His new film, The Shape of Water will be released in December, and it promises to be one of his most intriguing films ever.
The film is set in 1963, and it features Sally Hawkins playing a mute woman named Elisa. Her character is described as a “lonely janitor” trapped in a life of silence. But her life changes forever when she befriends an aquatic man in a tank played by Doug Jones.
Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins co-star in the movie. The trailer looks great. I’m already hooked. It’s just a shame we still have to wait 5 months to watch it.
You can check out the official synopsis and trailer below…
“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 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and 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.”