Details About Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' Unveiled


Details About Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' Unveiled


In addition to revealing details about his 'creature' character, Doug Jones explains what del Toro's upcoming movie will be about.
Details about Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" have emerged. Doug Jones, who played several iconic monsters in del Toro's movies like the "Hellboy" movie series (Abe Sapien) and "Pan's Labyrinth" (Fauno), confirmed to Collider that he would once again play a creature, a fish man to be exact, in the upcoming movie.

"It's a 1963 drama - it's not a sci-fi [film], it's not a genre film, but I am a creature in it," the 56-year-old actor revealed. "I'm a fish man that's kind of a one - off. I'm an enigma, nobody knows where I came from; I'm the last of my species so I'm like a natural anomaly."

"I'm being studied and tested in a U.S. government facility in 1963, so the Russian Cold War is on, the race for space is on, so there's all that backdrop and that undercurrent," he explained. "I'm being tested for how can they use me for advantages in military or space travel, or my technology - can we make this usable for humans? So they're trying to keep me a secret from the Russians."

"Meanwhile, there's a love story that brews out of it, and that would be the cleaning lady played by Sally Hawkins. She comes and finds me, has sympathy on me, and then that's the story that you're really gonna follow with this whole backdrop," Jones added. "It is artfully and beautifully [made] - if this doesn't end up with Guillermo back at the Oscars, I will be surprised. I will be very surprised."

"The Shape of Water" is currently in post-production. It's expected to arrive in U.S. theaters later this year. It also stars Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Nick Searcy.


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