Ryan Gosling to adapt Jeff Lemire's The Underwater Welder

Ryan Gosling is a busy guy these days, finishing up his co-starring role in Blade Runner 2049, prepping for his First Man feature playing legendary Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong and still a little pissed over the mixup that yanked the Best Picture Oscar from La La Land.

Now he's adding a paranormal graphic novel by the creator/writer of one of my most cherished comic series, Black Hammer, to his creative plate. Gosling, Ken Kao's Waypoint and Anonymous Content are cultivating an adaptation of Canadian cartoonist and writer Jeff Lemire's The Underwater Welder.

Besides Dark Horse's fantastic Black Hammer, Lemire has brought us the amazing Sweet Tooth, Trillium and Descender, every one a must-read title. In addition to his creator-owned comics, he's also one of the all-star scribes on DC books like Justice League Dark, Constantine and Justice League: Trinity War.

Written and drawn by Lemire, this New York Times best-selling graphic novel revolves around Jack Joseph, a Nova Scotia diver who is about to become a new father and has a close encounter of the unnatural kind while working deep in the ocean repairing the oil rig. With Top Shelf/IDW's The Underwater Welder heading for a big screen, Lemire's work will get a momentous boost of recognition and those accolades will be well-deserved.

No word on whether or not Gosling will star in the film and no director or screenwriter has been attached yet.

Are you fans of Lemire's work and do you think The Underwater Welder sounds like an intriguing project for Gosling?

(via Coming Soon)

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