Aww, YOU GUYS, Baby Goose is making a movie. Like, that he wrote and is directing and everything. Titled How to Catch a Monster (Alternate title: Hey Girl, I Caught That Monster For You), the film stars Christina Hendricks from “Mad Men,” and is set to begin production in early 2013. But wait, you’re probably thinking, is there a plot? There’s definitely a plot, right? YUP
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. [MovieWeb]
Here’s where I’m conflicted: One hand, I really, really want to imagine that when they’re filming the scary or creepy scenes in the movie, Baby Goose will be cowering under his canvas-backed director’s chair, slowly rocking back and forth with his knees tucked into his chest, and timidly whispering instructions into his megaphone until Christina Hendricks walks over and kneels down and gives him a speech about being a big boy and remembering that it’s all make believe, and that he can say cut whenever it gets too scary. On the other hand, however, I have seen Drive, so I also have this image in my head of him confidently striding all over the lot wearing a badass-as-f-ck scorpion jacket and just wordlessly staring at extras who miss their marks until the intensity of his gaze causes them to wet themselves or run away (or both).
Basically what I’m getting at is that I think a lot about Ryan Gosling.
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