A MONSTER CALLS offers up beauty and emotion in new US trailer!
The US trailer for the movie adaptation of Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls hit the web today, unveiling a stunning visual landscape within a deeply emotional experience.
The film focuses on Conor, a bullied young boy whose life is falling to shambles as his mother dies. With little hope left in his everyday life, Conor delves into a imaginary world of his own creation in which he befriends a monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) who helps him channel his feelings and think outside the box during a dark and difficult time.
Check out the trailer with a short introduction by Liam Neeson below.
Trailers don’t make us tear up too often, but this one hit us right in the feels. The melodic part of that gut punch is M83’s “Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun,” in case you were curious!
A Monster Calls hits US theaters on October 21, 2016.
A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”), based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel. 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.