An Inside Look At The Creation Of The Alluring Aquatic Star Of The Shape Of Water

The Shape of Water is shaping up (sorry, not sorry) to be one of the best recent films, and that's partly thanks to the mysterious allure of Doug Jones' fishman creature, who's captured the hearts and minds of the internet. A new book is diving into the process of making the movie, and we have an exclusive look inside.

Image: Shape of Water concept art by Mike Hill, via Insight Editions

Published by Insight Editions, Gina McIntyre's Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times chronicles every stage of developing del Toro's latest monster movie. From development to design, to the actual process of filming, it gives unprecedented insight into the director's process of crafting a dark, romantic fairytale of a movie. Perhaps of most interest, though: How one of the most important aspects of the film, the amphibious man, grew into the final design that captured the heart of Sally Hawkins' protagonist, Elisa (and seemingly the hearts of half of Twitter, too).

Ahead of the book's release later this month, we have an exclusive look at some of the pages inside - check them out below, and don't forget to open each one up in a new tab to see them in their full, glorious resolution.

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times will be available starting December 19. The Shape Of Water will be released in Australia on January 18.