R | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
This project marked the first time director Guillermo del Toro had a female co-writer work on his script.
If I spoke about it - if I did - what would I tell you? I wonder. Would I tell you about the time? It happened a long time ago, it seems. In the last days of a fair prince's reign. Or would I tell you about the place? A small city near the coast, ...
Based on references to missiles in Cuba, the action takes place in last half of 1962. However General Hoyt says he has known Strickland since Pusan "thirteen years ago". The battle of Pusan was in fall of 1950, not 1949.
English, American Sign Language, Russian, French
$3,000,490 (USA) (22 December 2017)
$63,859,435 (USA) (3 May 2018)