Love story time! But of course, with director Guillermo Del Toro, there’s gonna be a spin. Think Hellboy (or rather Abe Sapien from the comics) meets Planet of the Apes meets Romeo and Juliet. But why am I writing? Synopsis!
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.
Sounds incredibly sweet. And the CGI/motion capture of “the creature” is amazing. Seriously, it’s so Abe Sapien I just want to love him and hug him and call him George.
The Shape of Water hits theaters December 8th, 2017.