Ryan Gosling has revealed plans to make his directorial debut with How To Catch A Monster, and star Christina Hendricks has revealed a clutch of new details about the fantasy thriller.
"Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city," says the official synopsis, "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."
Hendricks goes on to elaborate on that summary a little, without giving away too much in the may of major plot points.
"[My single mother character is] supporting two children and trying to provide a home for them and a place of comfort in a continuously harder place to be," she says. "And I find myself working in this very surreal club that gets me into a sort of predicament, and in the meantime, these boys are off on their own adventures and they discover this underground city."
As for the general feel of the film, Hendricks explains that her primary reaction to the script was one of nostalgia.
"I don’t know what the exact budget is," she says, "but I think we’ve got a nice amount. I’m sure it will be incredibly clever, and Ryan already has storyboards and pictures of neighbourhoods and homes, and he’s already collecting music for it… when you read it, it gives you the feeling, maybe, of a memory. Something from your childhood that you can’t really pinpoint."
How To Catch A Monster is expected to arrive in 2014.
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