Teaser poster debuts for J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls

Last Updated on July 31, 2021

A Monster Calls J.A. Bayona

With just over four months to go until the release of A MONSTER CALLS, the latest film from THE ORPHANAGE director J.A. Bayona, a teaser poster has arrived online, with the filmmaker officially unveiling it himself on his Twitter account.

Written by Patrick Ness, based on his 2011 children's book (which was inspired by an idea from the late Siobhan Dowd),  A MONSTER CALLS is described as "a visually spectacular drama".

The synopsis: 

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.

MacDougall, Jones, and Weaver are joined in the cast by Toby Kebbell as Conor's father and Liam Neeson, providing the motion capture performance and the voice of the Monster.

Rated PG-13 for thematic content and some scary images, A MONSTER CALLS is scheduled for release on October 21, 2016.

A Monster Calls poster

Source: Twitter

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