Watch it at your own risk, because the latest trailer for The Shape Of Water sheds a whole new light on the film and goes a long way towards spoiling the movie’s narrative.
Fox Searchlight has unveiled the final trailer for director Guillermo del Toro‘s upcoming fairy tale The Shape Of Water. This trailer spoils some of the film’s more critical reveals and completely changes the tone of what to expect from the film and why it’s worth seeing as one of del Toro’s best. The trailer, in my opinion, gives away too much.
Written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, the film takes place in 1962 America, against the backdrop of the Cold War, and stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa, a lonely and mute cleaning woman who works in a high-security government laboratory, where a new specimen has just arrived. The specimen in question is a mysterious Fish Man, played by Doug Jones in full makeup. Matters are complicated when Elisa strikes up a friendly relationship with the Fish Man, only to see Michael Shannon’s terrifying security expert treat the creature like a wild animal, abuse and all. A situation that begs the question “who is the monster here?”
The movie also stars Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Stuhlbarg and opens in New York on December 1st with expansion to follow in the ensuing weeks. You can view the trailer below.