The trailer for the upcoming movie The Shape of Water has finally been released, and it looks... interesting, to say the very least.
The Shape of Water is a fantasy romance film, which is about a mute woman who has a cleaning job at a lab. There, she encounters the intelligent aquatic, humanoid creature kept hidden at the lab. Over time, she falls in love with the creature and wishes to free it.
The film looks refreshingly original in a time where it seems like the same plot tropes are used over and over again in every movie. At the same time, it also looks incredibly bizarre, but maybe that's just what we need to see this fall. After all, how many trans-species romance movies have you see in theaters recently?
The movie is directed by Guillermo del Toro, who's best known for directing Pan's Labyrinth, an equally bizarre Spanish fantasy film. It stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Doug Jones. If you haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth, you should definitely what it before this one, so that you can have an idea of the sort of enchanting dark fantasy elements you might see.
The movie will come out on December 8. In the meantime, check out the trailer below!