After directing The Orphanage and The Impossible, J.A. Bayona established himself as a visionary force destined for great things. The latest work in the Spanish director’s repertoire, A Monster Calls, could be that next great thing.
Based on the novel by Patrick Ness from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd, the film follows a young boy (Lewis MacDougall) struggling with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) cancer diagnosis, who is frequently visited in the middle of the night by a story-telling monster (voiced by Liam Neeson).
Check out the mind-bending trailer below:
A Monster Calls will be released in the US on October 14 and the UK on October 21.