Matt Smith has been working out and this first teaser for Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut wants to prove it – after all, Smith spends a good chunk of it repeating ‘Look at my muscles’ over and over again.
It’s a little odd, slightly hyper-real, a bit ethereal and very intriguing, even if it doesn’t go that deep into the more fantastical elements of the movie.
The film has been described as being ‘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 BONES, her eighteen-year-old 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.’
Iain De Caestecker, who co-stars and is the other main presence in the trailer, told Empire last year, “There’s my character, Bones, his mother and his younger brother. There’s also a girl next door played by Saoirse Ronan, called Rat. It’s about this family living in a town called Lost River, which is perhaps a place that was once full of family and happiness and love, and is now this town that’s slowly descending into a place without any hope. This family is holding onto the foundations of their house and everything they think they need to hold onto.”