Guillermo Del Toro Says 'The Shape of Water' is His Favorite Movie He's Done
We are just about one month away from Guillermo Del Toro's theatrical release of 'The Shape of Water'. As we've seen movie after movie, Del Toro is a visionary director that never ceases to amaze with his on-screen creativity with either the story, set design, casting, directing, writing or all of the above. 'The Shape of Water' is An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
While speaking to Collider, Del Toro stated:
“I’ll tell you, it doesn’t get more personal than ‘Shape of Water’ for me. I am the proudest of it. It’s my favorite movie that I’ve done. You work very hard to get the movie out there and have it seen, and the movie does connect, beautifully, with an audience. It has an enormous heart. I’ve seen it 190 million times and I still cry in three or four moments in the movie. It’s even more than that…I love it. I call it ‘a fairytale for troubled times’ because it’s an ointment against the world, where we’re waking up every morning with worse news.”
The movie's creature appears to have similarities to the classic Creature From the Black Lagoon, with a unique love story entertwined. The movie stars Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
The film opens in limited release on December 1 before expanding to wide release on December 8, 2017.