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!
— James Jean (@JamesJeanArt) July 17, 2017
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.