‘A Monster Calls’ by Patrick Ness is being adapted for the big screen. For those who have not read the book, here is a short description of the story:
At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting— he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd— whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself— Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
The movie will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, whose previous works include ‘The Impossible’ (2012) and ‘The Orphanage’ (2007). Patrick Ness himself writes the screenplay. The cast includes Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, Geraldine Chaplin and newcomer Lewis MacDougall. Production has already begun and Patrick Ness seemed excited about it.
‘A Monster Calls’ will be released tentatively on 14th of October 2016. Are you excited about the news? Share your thoughts below.