Focus Features has released a trailer for upcoming live-action movie A Monster Calls, a visually spectacular drama which co-stars a massive CG creature brought to life with the performance-capture and voiceover work of Liam Neeson. Out nationwide on October 21, A Monster Calls is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) and adapted for the screen by Patrick Ness from his novel, based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd.
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.