Focus Features has set director Juan Antonio Bayona's A MONSTER CALLS for a wide release on October 14, 2016. Based on the award-winning childrenís fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the "Chaos Walking" trilogy), the film will be produced by Belen Atienza.
A Monster Calls is a drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his motherís illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith.
Ness is adapting the screenplay from his novel with River Roadís Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant Mediaís Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman Patrick Wachsberger executive producing.
Bayona recently directed the first two episodes of "Penny Dreadful" for Showtime and is signed to direct WORLD WAR Z 2.
Penny Dreadful's Eva Green