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[The Shape of Water] So, the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's new movie is out ...

Jay

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... and it pretty clearly shows why he and Mignola had a falling out. It's blatantly the Abe Sapien prequel, minus the IP.
[video=youtube_share;lA4WD92it0k]https://youtu.be/lA4WD92it0k[/video]
Now, I'm not saying it looks like a bad movie, but holy shit is it ever Abe Sapien and the BPRD with the serial numbers filed off.
 
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Void Elemental

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Re: So, the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's new movie is out ...

Does look cool, but yes it is.

edit: Hell, I know he's in everything now, but it's even got Doug Jones.
 
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Re: So, the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's new movie is out ...

Does look cool, but yes it is.

edit: Hell, I know he's in everything now, but it's even got Doug Jones.
Not that suprising seeing how he was Abe in the HB movies.
 

Void Elemental

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Re: So, the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's new movie is out ...

Not that suprising seeing how he was Abe in the HB movies.
No, it's not surprising. That's why I IMDB'd DJ to confirm it was him. It's just another layer on the "holy shit is it ever Abe Sapien and the BPRD with the serial numbers filed off" cake.
 

Dogr_Dollarsson

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Re: So, the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's new movie is out ...

It actually kinda feels like the weirdest remake of Let Me Hear You Whisper possible.
 

Seiberwing

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Re: So, the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's new movie is out ...

I haven't seen the trailer yet (at work) but if it's the movie I think it is, a LOT of Abe Sapien fanfic writers are going to be very happy. Or feeling plagiarized.
 

Xeno

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Re: So, the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's new movie is out ...

Maybe the trailer will wind up better than the movie, but I don't see the point for the Del Toro/Mignola falling out: that looks like a really awesome origin story.
 

Qwa'ha Xahn

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Re: So, the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's new movie is out ...

Somebody get Universal on the line and tell them to buy that shit! Buy it now. Reimburse whoever made it, call it The Creature From the Black Lagoon and go. It may be the only hope the Dark Universe has. :)
 

Manitou

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Re: So, the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's new movie is out ...

Oh wow, I thought you were exaggerating about the whole "abe sapien/BPRD with teh serial numbers filed off." But the only thing you were off about its the serial numbers, I think several were left on.
 
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