A visually stunning new trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls has been released. The Focus Features film is based on the award-winning children's fantasy novel of the same name and follows Conor, a young boy whose life is anything close to perfect. His mother is very ill and he is bullied at school by some of his classmates, so he creates a lovely fantasy world including the likes of a tree monster voiced by Liam Neeson.
"A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Toby Kebbell plays Conor’s father, and Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title."
Directed by J.A. Bayona from a screenplay by Patrick Ness (based on his novel of the same name), A Monster Calls stars Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, and Sigourney Weaver. The film hits theaters on October 21st, 2016.