April 19, 2017: Fox Searchlight have announced the release date for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water, slated to hit North American theaters on December 8, 2017. Mr. X continued their relationship with del Toro on this project, having been involved with the production since August 2016. This marks the fifth production that Mr. X has collaborated with del Toro on, the others being Crimson Peak (2015), The Strain(2013-2017), Mama (2013), and Pacific Rim (2013).
Here is the official synopsis released by Fox Searchlight:
From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.