Guillermo Del Toro is a magical bastard. A dude that is capable of incredible feats of visuals and storytelling. His follow up to Crimson Peak looks like it has gone full on Pan’s Labyrinth next level height’s and just moved up to my personal most anticipated movie of 2017. I mean seriously, get a look at this, you guys!
The story for The Shape of Water, goes something like this:
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.
You had us at Guillermo Del Toro, but good lord throwing in Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg and Richard Jenkins is the height of too muchery. Doug Jones returns to a familiar looking character, as the egg-eating seemingly lovable sea creature. Which has me wondering a pretty obvious thing to wonder. Is this an Abe Sapian tale? Jones played him in Hellboy , this sea creature’s design is slightly different but the appetite for boiled eggs, the design of his water tank and his mannerisms seem a little too coincidental. Could it be this is a Mike Mignola Abe Sapien stand alone story?
It will be fun to find out, but rather it is or it isn’t connected, we are one-million percent on board with this magical looking film.