Watch the Haunting First Trailer for Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water'

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 12:01PM
Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 12:01PM
Watch the Haunting First Trailer for Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water'
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From Our Friends at The Portalist

The dark fantasy films of Guillermo del Toro have left us awestruck on more than one occasion, and this first trailer for The Shape of Water hints that the director's upcoming creature feature will be filled with his typical spellbinding magic. 
 
This new Cold War-set fantasy adventure from Pan's Labyrinth helmer del Toro centers on the isolated and lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins), an employee at a high-security government lab. One day, she and her coworker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a sensitive, top-secret experiment, and Elisa grows impatient and curious, deciding that there's no harm in speeding the process up a little bit. Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones also star.

 
 
Filled with atmospheric French music and haunting cinematography, this first trailer makes The Shape of Water look tremendous, if slightly terrifying.  
 
Sound like a movie you'll be lining up outside the theater to see? We hope so. Here's the synopsis:
 
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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 Zeida (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
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The Shape of Water is slated for U.S. release on December 8th, 2017.

You can read the original article on The Portalist here.
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