Trailer for New Guillermo del Toro Film “The Shape of Water”

Is The Shape of Water a Hellboy prequel?

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water”

Guillermo del Toro has written, produced, and directed his new other worldly fairy tale, The Shape of Water. The film is set during the Cold War era in America around 1963. The films story centers around a lonely woman named Elisa. She works in a hidden, high security government laboratory. Elisa is trapped in a life of silence, isolation, and repetitiveness. Little does she know her life is about to be changed forever. She and her co-worker are working one day as usual when the discover a top secret classified experiment.

She identifies with the creature (Is it Abe or a similar creature?) and develops a close relationship with it. The officials in charge are not very happy that Elisa has interfered with their project, and chaos ensues. The film stars Sally Hawkins , Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones. Doug Jones is the same actor who plays Abe in the Hellboy franchise. It has not been officially announced that this is a Hellboy prequel but it seems like a possibility to us. With his failed attempts to get Hellboy 3 off the ground, Maybe del Toro just made up his own “fish man” for The Shape of WaterThe Shape of Water release date is December 8, 2017. For more you can visit

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