Fox Searchlight Pictures announced that principal photography on The Shape of Water began today in Toronto, Canada. The film stars Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins, Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Golden Globe nominee Michael Stuhlbarg and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer. Academy Award nominated Guillermo del Toro will direct and co-write with Vanessa Taylor. The film is being produced by del Toro and J. Miles Dale.
The Shape of Water is an other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. A mysterious and magical journey from Guillermo del Toro.
Joining del Toro on the film are long time collaborators costume designer Luis Sequeira, director of photography Dan Laustsen, visual effects supervisor Dennis Berardi and editor Sidney Wolinsky. New to the team is production designer Paul Austerberry. Co-Heads of Production David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield and Vice President of Production DanTram Nguyen are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures.
One of the best reviewed films of the year, Snowpiercer, will be out on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 21st. The film, which is directed by Bong Joon Ho, stars Chris Evans, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Kang-ho Song, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Ah-sung Ko, Alison Pill, Luke Pasqualino and more. It opened in limited release and did open in wider release, but it didn’t manage to get an even wider audience. Now thanks to all the great reviews and word of mouth, it’ll definitely get more watches now that it’s coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD. Did you guys see the film? What did you think of it? It’s one of the best roles Chris Evans has taken on, he was wonderful in this. The whole cast did a great job and it’s directed brilliantly.
Here’s a synopsis of the film:
A failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.
You can currently pre-order it on Blu-Ray and DVD on Amazon. Both versions have a 2nd disc filled with special features.
Based on the graphic novels of the same name Snowpiercer is the story of the surviving members of humanity struggle to survive amidst a world covered in ice on a supertrain where the poor and the rich are constantly at odds in the English-language debut of filmmaker Bong Joon-ho. Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurtand, and Tilda Swinton star.
After much delay, the film should be making its United States debut in limited release June 2014.