Well, this is surely an unusual project: actor Ryan Gosling has decided to start directing films and his first project will be fantasy story HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER. He has already chosen MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks for the lead role in the movie which 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 her son must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.
TELEVISION HEADLINESOur favourite channel Starz has announced that they've got Neil Marshall to helm their new epic series BLACK SAILS which is to replace SPARTACUS WAR OF THE DAMNED in January 2014. Marshall, who directed one of the episodes in GAME OF THRONES ("Blackwater") and Michael Fassbender's CENTURION epic, will now helm the pirate show which is a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island" and will focus on the pirate Captain Flint and his crew. The preproduction of the show is currently under way down in South Africa.
PARATIME & ATHENA
In other TV news - according to "Digital Spy" Fox has bought pilot for a new sf show. Titled PARA TIME it will follow a group that police a number of parallel worlds. It comes from a DR. WHO and LIFE ON MARS writer. Fox also bought TV rights for graphic novel HEADACHE from Lisa Joy, which will be turned into a TV show called ATHENA telling the story of a young woman who discovers that she is the Greek
ONCE UPON A TIME 2
And you can see that I've illustrated the post with new posters announcing the second season of ABC's super popular fantasy show ONCE UPON A TIME. The show, which will air its second run later this September, will have a bunch of new characters including warrior