Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls is being made into a movie starring Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, with Liam Neeson as the monster. The trailer gives a look at a range of emotions and events as the young Conor (Lewis MacDougall) battles his anger and fear with the help of a large and dangerous monster.
The movie comes out for limited release on December 23, 2016 and nationwide on January 13, 2017. We can’t wait!
Synopsis for A Monster Calls
A visually spectacular and unabashedly emotional drama from director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother (Sigourney Weaver). His father (Toby Kebbell) has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (portrayed by Liam Neeson in performance-capture and voiceover) appears at his bedroom window one night. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.
For those who, like me, have not yet read the book and now want to, it’s possible to place a hold at your local library, or you can buy the book on Amazon