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Here’s the In-Progress Poster for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’

We wouldn’t normally write up a post about an unfinished movie poster, but dammit we are just that damn excited about Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming The Shape of Water.

The film’s first trailer is attached to 1/3 of the War for the Planet of the Apes prints screening out there in the country right now, and social media reaction to it has been pretty damn positive. My buddy Ben Gates noted that it looked like a futuristic Creature From The Black Lagoon in a laboratory, which is pretty much all I needed to hear.

Unfortunately, that trailer hasn’t yet hit the net, and we’re not sure if/when it’s going to. But while we wait, you can check out the in-progress teaser poster for the film, being drawn up by artist James Jean. We expect to have much more to share real soon!

The Shape of Water is 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.

Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones also star.

With del Toro’s body of work – including Blade 2, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Cronos, Mimic, Crimson Peak and even Pacific Rim – it’s hard to imagine this will be anything but something we should be covering.

Look for the R-rated film on December 8, 2017.



  • Rohan

    I saw it. It looks interesting. The woman is mute, and she falls in love with a gil-man who is being kept in a laboratory. Michael Shannon plays the asshole who experiments on it, and I don’t know who the main woman is.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Looks like Creature From The Black Lagoon.

  • zombie84_41

    The trailer did remind me of Creature From Black Lagoon. but with the del torro touch. The creature sort of looked like Abe From hell boy. It’s kind of like a King Kong sort of deal women falls in love with beast and bad men want to kill it because they are scared of it but women wants to help protect it. Then creature gets upset sort of deal.

    • J Jett

      sounds awesome!

      • zombie84_41

        yeah it was really dope as soon as its starts you know its Del torro. This guy is a fantastic director.

    • turk

      Well, it is Doug Jones playing this water creature, just like he played Abe Sapien.

      • zombie84_41

        Ya I sure that after I wrote this LOL

  • Lady Bathory

    Del Toro films are always great! I can’t wait to watch the trailer. I was just hoping the love story would be between the two women…

  • J Jett

    this sounds and looks (going by this artwork) awesome!

  • filmlover

    i am surprised that this film is rated R for graphic sex and nudity. I have seen most of Del Toro’s films, and don’t remember seeing these things in them.. not sure why he decided to include those aspects into this film.

  • Sable’s new boytoy

    when he escapes, zod will yell “I WILL FIND HIMMMMM”

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