Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water Trailer

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After debuting it exclusively in theatres over the weekend, Fox Searchlight has finally released the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s next film online. Unsurprisingly, it looks very Guillermo del Toro-y! The Shape of Water is described as “an other-worldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963″ and it revolves around a deaf government employee (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a fish-man creature that is the result of a top secret experiment (Doug Jones, essentially reprising his role as Hellboy‘s Abe Sapien). It’s hard not to be reminded a little bit of M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady in the Water here, and although the trailer seems to hint at some darker elements, G Del T has made it clear that this is not a horror movie. The movie also has a very Oscar-friendly release date so clearly Fox Searchlight has high hopes for it. The Shape of Water co-stars Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Michael Stuhlbarg and it hits theatres on Dec. 8th. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Jameson

    This trailer makes me wish Del Toro was at the helm of Universal’s Dark Universe.

  • 1138sw

    Man he is just to fuck’in talented!!! This looks really wonderful and the art direction and production design as usual looks fantastic! Looking forward to this!

  • LordAwesome

    Del Toro needs to stop pissing around with digital cameras and go back to film. This looks cheap compared to TDB and PL.

  • David

    This. That’s all I could think of when I was watching this trailer :(

  • G Delty! I’m a fan but he has a little bit to make up for after ‘Crimson Peak’, with ‘A Cure for Wellness’ not doing so well I hope this can bring a few heavier delights to the screen, looking great as you’d expect though.

  • Wonder if the mute girl plays the spoons as well?

  • Lori Cerny

    Sorry, this looks too silly. Are we certain Del Toro is not punking us?