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Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy drama ‘The Shape of Water’ gets a trailer

Coming to theaters this winter

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Guillermo del Toro fans can finally see a trailer for the popular director’s upcoming film “The Shape of Water”. The fantasy-drama will open in select theaters in December of this year. The studio describes “The Shape of Water” as “an other-worldly fairy tale,” adding that the film is 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. Joining Hawkins and Spencer in the film are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. The film was directed by Guillermo del Toro, and the original story was crafted by the director as well. Vanessa Taylor co-wrote the screenplay with del Toro, and it will release on December 8, 2017.

A sequel to del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” called “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” is expected to hit theaters in 2018. That film is being directed by Steven S. DeKnight, and will feature Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, and Adria Arjona. You can checkout the first trailer for the film below, thanks to an early morning upload from FOX Searchlight.

The last feature-film that Guillermo del Toro released was “Crimson Peak” back in 2015. That film was more of a fantasy-thriller, and featured Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Tom Hiddleston. The film was a success financially, though it did open in fourth-place behind “Goosebumps,” “The Martian,” and “Bridge of Spies” in a crowded October box-office. “Crimson Peak” grossed over $31M domestically before ending its worldwide theatrical run above $74M. Since that release, del Toro has helped create “The Strain” and “Trollhunters” television series, and is currently working on a new darker adaptation of the classic “Pinocchio” story. That project will be co-directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson.