I have always been fascinated by dark fairy tales. It is my favorite genre, devouring books and movies that contain this theme. It’s no surprise that I love Guillermo del Toro’s movies, especially Pan’s Labyrinth. His movies are gorgeous, mysterious, and monstrous. His upcoming movie, The Shape of Water, promises the same and more of this otherworldly obsession.
The movie is set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. Lonely and deaf, Elisa Hawkins works at a high-security government laboratory. There she stumbles upon a top secret experiment involving a merman, who is possibly the last of his kind. Based on the trailer, she sets on trying to set him free. The footage contains an intriguing backdrop (he was worshiped as a god in the Amazon), ethereal underwater scenes, and a hint of romance.
The merman is played by Doug Jones, who played the Faun and the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth. Also in the cast are Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer.
The movie hits theaters on December 8.
I can’t wait!
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