Revered filmmaker reveals trailer for new film A MONSTER CALLS.
Director Juan Antonio Bayona proved himself a master of meticulously detailed atmosphere with both the Guillermo del Toro produced ghost story THE ORPHANAGE and the harrowing, based-on-fact survivalist drama THE IMPOSSIBLE. Now, the filmmaker brings his talents to A MONSTER CALLS, the big-screen adaptation of writer Patrick Ness’ same named novel.
Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver star in this “visually spectacular” dark drama about 12-year-old Conor (MacDougall) and his attempts to deal with his mothers (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.
While not a gory, adult-oriented horror film, A MONSTER CALLS looks like the ideal point of entry for younger audiences looking for both a parable about their own lives and an escape into a richly designed landscape of strange beasts and special effects.
If you aren’t buying any of this, we suggest you have a look at the absolutely beautiful trailer below:
A MONSTER CALLS will be released via Focus Features in October 2016.