Alexandre Desplat To Score del Toro’s “The Shape of Water”


Director Guillermo del Toro revealed in a recent interview with that composer Alexandre Desplat is writing the score for his next project called “The Shape of Water”.

The upcoming American fantasy adventure film stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer, and is set against the backdrop of Cold War Era America circa 1963. Filming wrapped on November 6, 2016. No release date has been announced yet.

Desplat and del Toro have previously collaborated on Dreamworks’s animation feature “Rise of the Guardians” as well as on the new-animated series “Trollhunters” del Toro co-created for Dreamworks and Netflix and for which the French composer contributed two musical key themes..

Alexandre is also writing the score for “The Shape of Water,” the movie that I’m doing now. He did the score for one of the movies that we did at Dreamworks, “Rise of the Guardians.” We got along really, really well and I came out of that project in awe of his talent and his music. We knew from the start that we wanted him to write the main themes of the series.

Guillermo del Toro about working with Alexandre Desplat

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