Well, this is interesting. Drive star Ryan Gosling (anyone else memba him from that Goosebumps Ep. Say Cheese and Die?) has been bitten by the directing bug. According to Deadline, Gosling has signed on to write and direct How to Catch a Monster. Gosling will direct his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) in the lead.
Here’s the film’s premise:
Written and directed by Ryan Gosling, How to Catch a Monster weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.
Very interesting news indeed. This is Goslings first attempt at creating and managing something all his own. And, a fantasy to boot? Wow, that’s really bold.
I for one, have come to respect him as a talented actor . This Wizard of Oz/Labyrinth-esque fantasy sounds interesting. I wish him the best of luck.
Oh, and it goes without saying, but Ryan will definitely have more than a handful with Christina Hendricks (if you know what I mean).
How to Catch a Monster is set to begin production in the spring of 2013