On Set For ‘The Shape Of Water’: Guillermo Del Toro “Bled” To Realize His Most Ambitious Project Yet

Guillermo del Toro is taking a breath. It probably feels like his first in 12 months. It is a hot summer’s day on the Lido in Venice, and his latest film, The Shape of Water, is tonight’s film festival premiere. From the outside, this past year for the Mexican writer and director has looked pretty good. The animated kids series he produced, Trollhunters, has become an unbridled hit for Netflix; Season 2 is already on order. And few directors, even visionary ones like del…

Guillermo del Toro is taking a breath. It probably feels like his first in 12 months. It is a hot summer's day on the Lido in Venice, and his latest film, The Shape of Water, is tonight's film festival premiere. From the outside, this past year for the Mexican writer and director has looked pretty good. The animated kids series he produced, Trollhunters, has become an unbridled hit for Netflix; Season 2 is already on order. And few directors, even visionary ones like del…