Readers may find a delightful surprise when they ride the New York City subway this week. Author and screenwriter Patrick Ness is hiding 50 copies of his book A Monster Calls along the subway routes. The promotion continues leading up to the premiere of the movie this Friday, December 23rd.
The film adaptation of A Monster Calls stars Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson. It looks like one heck of a tearjerker.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.