*Fall completely in love with live action 'Beauty and The Beast*
Guillermo Del Toro:
I see your monster movie and raise you one (1) Creature From The Black Lagoon, one (1) mute Belle, one (1) Agent Van Alden, and many (many) uncomfortable sexual feelings about fish because fuck you, that's why
Here’s the thing: I will watch/read literally any iteration of the Beauty and the Beast story, no matter how trite or overdone it is. I will take modern day settings, LGBT retellings, sci-fi AUs, extended metaphors, dark and sensuous twists, horrifying fucking cryptid Beasts, refined gentleman in damask smoking jacket Beasts, meek and sweet and mild Belles, Belles who take no shit and kick ass, Belles who speak in sign language and Beasts who look like Abe Sapien fish men, the list goes on and on.
Companies will keep recycling the same old plot and I will eat that shit up like it’s brand new because I am incorrigible
Beauty&The Beast and The Shape of Water had me thinking it should be time for a movie where the creature/monster is a woman and a man falls in love with her anyway. Except it would never happen because men are too superficial ¯\_(ツ)_/¯