Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer(s): Daniel Kraus, Guillermo del Toro
Synopsis: 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. 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. And 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. 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. (Doug Jones)
Release Date: December 8, 2017 (USA) | Length: 123 min | Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller, War | MPAA Rating: Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language.
Note: US Release date was moved from November 2017 to December 2017. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) September 11, 2017.