Guillermo Del Toro has a reputation of visually-rich flights of fantasy – for films that range from Hellboy, through Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim.
His next movie looks set to follow that visual style. The Shape of Water tells a love story between a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) and the strange creature kept in a holding tank by a shadowy government organisation led by Michael Shannon. As the tide turns in the research, it looks more and more as if the creature’s fate will be in the hands of his new friend, but what will be the cost of saving his life?
The trailer for the film debuted in time for the San Diego Comic Con. The film itself will be released by Fox Searchlight and will debut in cinemas this coming December.