Guillermo del Toro's New Film "The Shape of Water," An Unlikely Love Story Shown in New Trailer

by Helen Murphy

The trailer for Guillermo del Toro's new movie The Shape of Water dropped today, and we've got major goosebumps.

Del Toro, the auteur director of Pan's Labyrinth and The Hobbit franchise, worked again with his longtime collaborator and cinematographer Dan Laustsen to create The Shape of Water, and the gorgeous trailer filled with del Toro and Laustsen's dark, moody aesthetics is a testament to that partnership. 

Set in the 1960s, the combination romance and science fiction tells the story of Elisa, played by Sally Hawkins, a mute woman who works in a government laboratory. The film becomes a dark, twisted version of a fairy tale as it follows Elisa as she forms a relationship with a human-like aquatic creature who is trapped in the lab. Other actors in the film include Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon and Doug Jones. 

The Shape of Water opens in theaters on December 8th. Watch the trailer below: 

Written by: Helen Murphy