While it isn’t often you think of our genre when you hear the name Ryan Gosling, it also isn’t often you hear that one of his movies are going to be heading direct to video as ‘Lost River’ is. What is even more interesting is that the film is Gosling’s directorial debut and has a bit of a paranormal and science fiction twist.

Yes, Warner Brothers is taking ‘Lost River’ (formally known as ‘How to Catch a Monster’) straight to video and most likely video on demand at the same time. With how big of a name Gosling is, it almost seems hard to believe that his first movie isn’t heading to a movie theater near you. Of course, the description may hint at why exactly that is.

The movie itself is about a young boy who has found an underwater city as well as his mother that has been taken into a dark realm that exists within the city. Early footage has had a dreamy tone though which may not work for all audiences. However, it has an all star cast that really should turn a few heads and will hopefully get a few extra people to check it out.

The film was not only directed by Gosling but was written by him as well. Starring in the film we have a ton of familiar faces that include Christina Hendricks (‘Man Men’,’Drive’), Eva Mendes (‘Hitch’,’The Place Beyond the Pines’), Matt Smith (‘Doctor Who‘,’Terminator Genisys‘), Saoirse Ronan (‘The Lovely Bones,’ ‘The Host‘), and Iain De Caestecker (‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’,’Filth’).

Warner Brothers didn’t produce the film and picked it up at Cannes so it is unclear what the exact deal is. Clearly though the studio apparently does not think it has the wide commercial appeal to warrant a big screen release.


A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.

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Source: Slash Film