Guillermo del Toro’s New Movie Takes Shape

Andrew Hawkins

While we patiently wait for Pacific Rim 2 and the hope of another Hellboy, Guillermo del Toro has something brewing. Shrouded in secrecy, the famed director just recently wrapped on his newest film The Shape of Water. Fans of the filmmaker are combing the internet for any revealing details about the new project. So far the search has rendered very little. The Shape of Water is turning out to be quite a mysterious production. Thankfully one of the movies shining stars recently revealed some details.

Doug Jones is one of the best creature actors working today. His new film The Bye Bye Man debuts in theaters this weekend. Last week he spoke briefly about what we can expect from his next collaboration with del Toro. Every time Doug Jones shows up on screen in films like Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pan’s Labyrinth and Crimson Peak we are treated to some of the finest physical acting in cinema. His work on camera is unparalleled. Fans of horror and fantasy should be very excited about his next upcoming project.

What do we know so far?

The Shape of Water is currently described as a Cold War fantasy adventure film that takes place in the year 1963. We know the cast is filled with great actors like Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins and Sally Hawkins. Other than that we have very little to go off of. Thankfully Doug Jones in an interview last week said we can expect the movie to be a dramatic piece featuring him as a character who is the last of his species. Guillermo del Toro is known for his artful direction and unique approach to the fantastic. For fans, this is great news.

Last month we looked at the exciting new game Death Stranding featuring the director. Since then more details about Pacific Rim: Uprising have surfaced. Even del Toro’s Netflix original series Trollhunters is a big hit with audiences so we can safely say the filmmaker is on a roll right now. The Shape of Water sounds like it will pair wonderfully with the director’s other films Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone to round out a trilogy of fantasy films set to a wartime backdrop. We know it’s coming out this year, let’s just hope we find out when sooner than later.

Andrew Hawkins
Andrew Hawkins is a fan contributor at Fandom. He has been on the fan media scene since 2011. Arriving at Fandom by way of CHUD, and Trouble.City; Andrew loves Sci-Fi Horror movies and supervillains. His dislikes include weak plotlines and sky lasers.
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