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A Monster Calls (TIFF Review)

PLOT: A young boy (Lewis MacDougall) who’s struggling to come to terms with his dying mother’s ( Felicity Jones ) illness is befriended by a monstrous, storytelling tree demon (voiced by Liam Neeson ). REVIEW: A couple of TIFF’s ago, director J.A Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE) came to town with what proved to be one of the more underrated films of the last few years, THE...
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09.10.2016
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Production begins on A Monster Calls starring Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones

Production has begun on A MONSTER CALLS , directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, director of THE ORPHANAGE , THE IMPOSSIBLE and "Penny Dreadful." Participant Media and River Road Entertainment are financing the Apaches Entertainment production, in association with Telecinco Cinema and La Trini Films. The film, adapted by Patrick Ness from his award-winning children’s fantasy novel, will be...
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09.30.2014
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Toby Kebbell in talks to join Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls

We just hit you with the news that ALIEN star Sigourney Weaver had signed on to star alongside Liam Neeson in Juan Antonio Bayona's upcoming A MONSTER CALLS and now we've learned that Doctor Doom himself is in talks to join the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ fantasy novel. Variety is reporting that DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and FANTASTIC FOUR actor Toby Kebbell is...
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08.20.2014
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Sigourney Weaver joins Liam Neeson in Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls

Another reason to get excited about THE ORPHANAGE director Juan Antonio Bayona’s big-screen adaptation of Patrick Ness' A MONSTER CALLS is the new addition of Sigourney Weaver who will join both Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson in the film, reports THR. That’s a winning combination right there. Neeson will be playing the all important titular monster while Weaver will...
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08.18.2014
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Liam Neeson to answer when A Monster Calls for director Juan Antonio Bayona

Back in March we learned that THE ORPHANAGE director Juan Antonio Bayona was set to helm the big-screen adaptation of Patrick Ness' A MONSTER CALLS, which is being produced by Belen Atienza (THE IMPOSSIBLE, PAN'S LABYRINTH, THE ORPHANAGE) and has already been slated for a fall 2016 release. Late last month we learned that Felicity Jones had signed on to star in the film and...
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05.08.2014
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Felicity Jones set to star in Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls

Earlier this month we caught wind of the release date for Juan Antonio Bayona's A MONSTER CALLS which has been slated for a wide release on October 14, 2016. Now that a release date is set in place we’re starting to get our first bit of casting news. Deadline reports that Felicity Jones (below) is making a deal to star in film and she will take on the character of Mum....
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04.23.2014
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Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls gets an October 2016 release date

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 children’s 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 mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by...
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04.09.2014
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The Orphanage's Juan Antonio Bayona to direct A Monster Calls

Even though we'll be seeing two episodes of Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" directed by Juan Antonio Bayona ( THE ORPHANAGE ) this May, we still have even more from the director to look forward to as it was just announced that River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features have teamed to finance and distribute Apache’s...
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03.05.2014
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New image from Showtime's Penny Dreadful

Yesterday we brought you the second teaser for Showtime's upcoming psychosexual horror series "Penny Dreadful" and today we have a new image to share with you. The image comes from EW, who also chatted with series creator John Logan, who says he drew inspiration from 1940s monster mash-up movies, telling the site... “I thought there was incredible...
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01.14.2014
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Showtime releases second Penny Dreadful teaser: Not Human

Showtime has unveiled the second teaser for its forthcoming horror series "Penny Dreadful" . (You can watch the first one HERE .) It's titled "Not Human", and there's a nice little shout-out to the "Twilight Zone" in the voice-over. See if you catch it. Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the...
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01.13.2014
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First look at Showtime's Penny Dreadful series

We've seen teasers, production videos and behind-the-scenes images from Showtime's upcoming psychosexual horror series “Penny Dreadful,” which will see some of literature's most iconic characters come to life on the small screen. Now it's time to look at the show's first official still featuring Josh Hartnett and Eva Green! The first two episodes will be...
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01.09.2014
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Penny Dreadful teaser shows its demons

Aside from FX's upcoming adaptation of Guillermo del Toro's "The Strain", I don't think there's a show I'm more excited for than Showtime's "Penny Dreadful". Everything we've been hearing about the show so far sounds exactly like the kind of series that's geared towards horror fans as it features some of horror's most iconic...
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12.17.2013
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