Anyone catch that photo spread a year or so ago that featured Drive‘s Ryan Gosling and had a slight “horror spin” on things? I believe he was wearing a Frankenstein’s monster mask or was dressed like a mummy. Whatever it was, it demonstrated Gosling had a bit of “weird-o” in him and I dug that.
Now, the actor is going to make his directorial with How to Catch a Monster with his Drive co-star, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, baby!), in a leading role.
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.”
Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce on behalf of Marc Platt Productions, along with Ryan Gosling via his Phantasma Films banner, and Michel Litvak and David Lancaster via the Bold Films banner. Sierra / Affinity will handle international sales for the film which will be made available to buyers for the first time at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
Principal photography for the film is scheduled to commence in the spring of 2013.