If you've been wondering what Guillermo del Toro's The Shape Of Water might be rated, the director made that news official this morning on Twitter:
So- "R" it is!— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) May 2, 2017
Yes, the MPAA has given The Shape Of Water an R-rating, and Guillermo del Toro has accepted their offer. And in case you're wondering, that doesn't necessarily mean the film will be a hard-R horror movie.
Clarifies del Toro:
No. The Shape of Water is NOT a horror movie. It's a bit of a fairy tale story - a fable set in early 1960's America.— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) May 2, 2017
Interesting! Maybe it's a tonal thing, maybe there's one too many F-bombs, maybe there's just a couple scenes of creepy sci-fi violence (the synopsis does sound like it could support a little bit of that). Whatever the case may be, you'll have to be 17 years of age to ride this ride. Sounds good to us!
We'll see you there when The Shape Of Water opens on December 8th. In the meantime: in lieu of that release date, what're the odds we'll see del Toro back at the Oscars this year? Sound off with your predictions in the space provided below, Nostradamus.
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