A brand new trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona’s adaptation of A Monster Calls has roared its way online. Based on the award-winning book by Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls has all the ingredients to be a modern day Iron Giant with a hint of Where The Wild Things Are.
Newcomer Lewis MacDougall stars as Conor, a troubled young boy who is struggling to come to terms with his mother’s terminal illness and the drastic changes his life is about encounter. Help arrives in an unusual form when a tree monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) visits Conor and the two become unlikely friends.
Featuring some breathtaking visuals and a supporting cast that includes, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Sigourney Weaver, A Monster Calls arrives in UK cinemas later this year. Check out the new trailer below.
A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”), based on the award-winning fantasy novel. 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (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. Also featuring Liam Neeson who will star in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting monster of the title, and Sigourney Weaver as the maternal grandmother.