WATCH: This thrilling fantasy flick looks like a must-see

The Shape of Water. (Screengrab: YouTube)
The Shape of Water. (Screengrab: YouTube)

Cape Town – The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water has just been released.

The fantasy film is set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. 

It centres on janitor Elise (Sally Hawkins) who works in a high-security government laboratory. Her life is changed forever when she discovers a top secret experiment.

Other cast members include: Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins , Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg. 

Watch the trailer here:

The film will be released in SA in January 2018.