Liam Neeson, who plays the titular monster, introduces the new trailer for A Monster Calls. Based on the critically acclaimed children’s book and directed by director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the cast also includes Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, and Lewis MacDougall. A Monster Calls was adapted for the screen by the book’s author, Patrick Ness, and Focus Features will release the film in theaters on October 21, 2016.
The Plot: 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.