New Red Band Trailer for del Toro's Love Story 'The Shape of Water'
"This is the most sensitive asset to ever be housed in this facility." Fox Searchlight has revealed a brand new red band trailer for Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, which won the Golden Lion top prize at the Venice Film Festival. This fairy tale romance set in the 1960s at a secret government laboratory stars Sally Hawkins as a lonely, mute woman who discovers a classified "experiment" and falls in love with him. Doug Jones co-stars as the fish creature. The excellent ensemble cast also includes Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, and John Kapelos. This film was my favorite of the Venice Film Festival, and has been getting rave reviews from critics all over the world. You definitely don't want to miss it when it hits theaters soon, it's one of the best films this year.
Here's the new red band trailer (+ poster) for Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, from YouTube:
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 forver when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. The Shape of Water is directed by visionary Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, of Cronos, Mimic, The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I & II, Pan's Labyrinth, and Crimson Peak previously. The screenplay is written by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; based on an idea by del Toro and Daniel Kraus. This is expected to premiere at the fall film festivals. Fox Searchlight will release GdT's The Shape of Water in select theaters starting December 1st this fall. Who's in for this?
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
shiboleth on Sep 14, 2017
James Jean smashing it again with the posters as always. As with a lot of Del Toro's projects when things go bad and violent, they really go dark, this seems to hint at that a little. Sally Hawkins is amazing on screen, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer too. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
Carpola on Sep 14, 2017
Sally Hawkins is wonderful...hmm, 'bout time I watch my yearly screening of "Happy-Go-Lucky"!
kitano0 on Sep 15, 2017
Am I the only one that is 100% positive this is the Origin Story for Abe from Hellboy?!
Antonio on Sep 16, 2017
i would be very surprised if it wasn't. There's just far too many similarities, and nothing indicated in the movies or related DTVs that would contradict. I'm not familiar w/ the comic-material, as to when/how Abe came to the BPRD. And frankly, depending on the movie itself, I'll consider it as plausible as anything even if they don't specify it's Abe's backstory.
VAharleywitch on Sep 19, 2017
del Toro said it wasn't. My understanding is that it started as it but del Toro couldn't get the rights again for the Hellboy franchise.
Dr. Paul Logasa Bogen II on Nov 1, 2017
I know where I'm spending my birthday!
VAharleywitch on Sep 19, 2017
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