Shape of Water makers accused of plagiarism


We are very grateful to Paul Zindel’s fans for bringing this to our attention”, added David. In Zindel’s play, the protagonist, Helen, is a nighttime cleaner at a biological testing facility and winds up bonding with one of the test subjects, a dolphin. If the Zindel family has questions about this original work we welcome a conversation with them”. Both plots include a key character – a janitor who befriends the main character and helps rescue the animal. Upon learning that the dolphin is set to be killed, Helen sets out on a mission to save it with the help of her co-worker and friend. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App The statement read, “Mr Del Toro has had a 25-year career during which he has made 10 feature films and has always been very open about acknowledging his influences. It should be noted that The Shape of Water is nominated for 13 Academy Awards, including a Best Picture nod for Del Toro, Best Actress nod for Sally Hawkins and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer. “A lot of people are telling us they are struck by the substantial similarities. 2018-01-27T15:26:59+00:00″>
Updated: January 27, 2018 3:26 pm

The Shape of Water is nominated for 13 Academy Awards this year. He said, “We are shocked that a major studio could make a film so obviously derived from my late father’s work without anyone recognizing it and coming to us for the rights”. Top News
IPL Auction 2018: Complete list of all players sold and unsoldIPL Auction 2018 LIVE Streaming Online: When and where to watch it on TVVIDEO: See how raw egg, cup of noodles instantly FREEZE in China's coldest townOscar-nominated director Guillermo Del Toro has come under the scanner for his latest movie The Shape of Water, after the son of celebrated playwright Paul Zindel said that the movie’s plotline is “obviously derived” from his 1969 play Let Me Hear You Whisper. Sally Hawkins stars as the cleaning lady in Del Toro’s flick. Meanwhile, Fox Searchlight issued a statement and said Del Toro has never read nor seen Zindel’s play in any form. ‘The Shape of Water’ is a film set in the 1960s about a cleaner who falls in love with a sea creature held captive at the Baltimore laboratory where she works. David Zindel, son of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Zindel, has slammed Fox Searchlight and Del Toro for developing the movie without seeking rights to the idea, reports The Guardian.