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A Monster Calls in 2016

9 April 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features have announced an October 14, 2016, release date for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is being produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).

A Monster Calls is based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the Chaos Walking trilogy). The film is produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).

It will be distributed by Focus Features domestically, Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain, and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.

Synopsis:

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss, and faith.

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‘A Monster Calls’ Movie Dated for Oct. 14, 2016

9 April 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has dated its fantasy-actioner “A Monster Calls” for Oct. 14, 2016 — becoming the first title to be dated on that month.

Focus tapped Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”) last month to direct “A Monster Calls,” based on the Patrick Ness novel, with producing partner Belen Atienza on board. No cast has been attached.

The story centers on a young boy who deals with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. The book won Britain’s Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012 for best children’s literature.

Executive producers are River Road’s Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger.

Ness wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and his adapted screenplay made the Black »

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A Monster Calls In October Of 2016

9 April 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Focus Features has announced that it will release its dark fantasy adaptation A Monster Calls, to be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, on October 16th, 2016.

Excepting superhero blockbusters and animated family flicks, no other major studio release has been dated as far as October of 2016, so Focus Features’ early scheduling indicates that the studio is highly confident in A Monster Calls‘ ability to break out at the box office.

The film was adapted from the novel of the same name by Patrick Ness, which was in turn inspired by an idea by Siobhan Dowd. Described as a “visually spectacular drama,” A Monster Calls focuses on a young boy who, reeling from his mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis and severe bullying at school, escapes into a fantastical world filled with sinister monsters. When one particularly horrific creature begins to appear outside the boy’s window every night, the two form a »

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Focus Features Sets A Monster Calls for October 14, 2016

9 April 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Focus Features has set director Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls for a wide release on October 14, 2016. Based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the "Chaos Walking" trilogy), the film will be produced by Belen Atienza. A Monster Calls is about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith.

The post Focus Features Sets A Monster Calls for October 14, 2016 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

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'A Monster Calls' to Hit Theaters in Fall 2016

9 April 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Focus Features is planning an aggressive nationwide release for A Monster Calls on Oct. 14, 2016. Acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona is directing the big-screen adaptation of Patrick Ness' award-winning children's fantasy novel, part of the Chaos Walking trilogy, for Focus, River Road Entertainment, Participant Media and Lionsgate International. Ness, who wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, is writing the adapted script. Story: 'Impossible' Director to Adapt Children's Fantasy Novel 'A Monster Calls' Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan's Labyrinth) is producing A Monster Calls, described as a "visually spectacular drama"

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Focus sets Bayona release

9 April 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A Monster Calls, Juan Antonio Bayona’s adventure fantasy follow-up to The Impossible, will arrive in theatres in wide release in late 2016.

The film is set to open on October 14 2016. Focus Features will handle the Us release and co-finances with international sales agent Lionsgate International, River Road Entertainment and Participant Media.

The story centres on a bullied youngster with an ailing mother who constructs a fantasy world as a coping mechanism.

Patrick Ness adapts the screenplay from his children’s fantasy novel. Belen Atienza of Apache produces and the executive producers are River Road’s Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger.

Universal Pictures International will handle the Spanish theatrical and home entertainment release. »

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Focus Features Sets A Monster Calls for October 14, 2016

9 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Focus Features has set director Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls for a wide release on October 14, 2016. Based on the award-winning children.s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the "Chaos Walking" trilogy), the film will be produced by Belen Atienza. A Monster Calls is a drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother.s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith. Ness wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and he and illustrator Jim Kay won Britain.s prestigious Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012, presented to the year.s best children.s literature in the UK. Ness is adapting the screenplay from his novel »

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Why don't we see Lgbt parents portrayed in children's films?

25 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With growing numbers of Lgbt parents around the world, isn't it time the likes of Disney or Pixar portray gay parents in kids' films as ordinarily as they portray heterosexual ones?

• Frozen lambasted as pro-gay propaganda by Christian pastor

I recently read a post on a Swedish parenting website from an irate mother complaining that, when she took her young son to see a children's film, an ad was shown featuring a gay couple telling each other: "I love you." Irate Mother says: "This is not something kids should be subjected to." I, on the other hand, am extremely grateful for the inclusive nature of Swedish advertising – thanks to it this boy now has some hope of growing up less bigoted than his mum. Sadly, however, he's unlikely to see any representations of Lgbt relationships in the children's movies he watches.

The Disney Channel recently made headlines by featuring a »

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The Impossible Director Will Bring Children's Nightmares To Life Adapting A Monster Calls

6 March 2014 3:23 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

From the outside it seems like there is nothing in common between the 2007 spooky thriller The Orphanage and 2012.s emotional disaster film The Impossible, besides the fact that they share a director in Juan Antonio Bayona. But when you strip away the ghouls and the massive tsunami, what.s left is a story about the bonds of family getting stretched beyond their comfort zone. It.s a theme Bayona is returning to for his next film, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed 2011 children.s book A Monster Calls, written by Patrick Ness with illustrations from Jim Kay. Make sure you have your tissues handy. A Monster Calls has quite the interesting backstory. Ness, who holds the rare distinction of winning the Carnegie Medal (the British award for outstanding new children.s or young adult book) two years in a row, created the narrative based on the outline laid out by »

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‘Orphanage’ Director Juan Antonio Bayona to Adapt ‘A Monster Calls’

6 March 2014 10:12 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Patrick Ness’ children’s fantasy novel A Monster Calls is a sad story with an even sadder story behind it. The protagonist is a 13 year-old boy called Conor whose mother is suffering from terminal cancer. After experiencing the same nightmare over and over for months, Conor wakes up one night to find a monster made out of leaves and branches at his bedroom window, who promises to help him by telling him three stories.

The idea was conceived by writer Siobhan Dowd while she was suffering from breast cancer, though she passed away before she was able to write it down. Patrick Ness turned the idea into a novel, then later adapted the novel ...

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The Orphanage Director to Take on A Monster Calls

6 March 2014 7:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The director of The Orphanage and The Impossible, Juan Antonio Bayona, is set to develop a new fantasy action film, A Monster Calls. The film is being produced, distributed, and funded by River Road, Participant Media, Focus Features, and Lionsgate. 

The movie is based on the book by Patrick Ness, which "centers on a boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales."

The plan is to release the film in theaters in 2016. Bayona is a talented director, and I like the movies that he's made so far. This seems like it will be a great project for him to work on, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with it. 

Here's a description of the book:

An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, »

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The Impossible's Juan Antonio Bayona directing A Monster Calls

6 March 2014 7:24 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Juan Antonio Bayona has signed on for A Monster Calls.

The Impossible director will tackle the film before he moves onto the World War Z sequel, reports Screen Daily.

Patrick Ness will write the screenplay based on his own fantasy novel about a young boy plagued by bullying and his mother's failing health.

He retreats from his problems into a world occupied by mythical beasts and other magical beings.

The film will be produced by Belen Atienza, whose credits include Bayona's The Impossible and The Orphanage, as well as Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.

Ness's young adult series Chaos Walking is also being adapted to film with Robert Zemeckis attached to the first instalment.

A Monster Calls in scheduled for release in Autumn 2016. »

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Juan Antonio Bayona Returns to Horror in “A Monster Call”

6 March 2014 5:26 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to Variety, Juan Antonio Bayona will direct A Monsters Call based on the book by Patrick Ness. Belen Atienza is producing the project and is planned for a fall 2016 release. “A Monsters Call” is a co-production of River Road, Participant Media, Focus Features and Lionsgate.

The book centers on a boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. In this project, Bayona returns to horror film genre and hopes to blur the limits of reality and fantasy. In the past, he’s followed Guillermo Del Toro’s ethos of visualizing on screen childhood traumas by using the uncanny, strange and mysterious.

Bayona is best known for directing The Orphanage a horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro. He recently helmed on the box office success The Impossible a disaster drama »

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J.A. Bayona Tackling ‘A Monster Calls’ Before ‘World War Z’ Sequel

6 March 2014 | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last December, Juan Antonio Bayona booked his highest-profile gig yet: the sequel to World War Z. But before he gets around to directing zombies, he’ll first be reckoning with tree monsters. The Spanish filmmaker has signed on to direct A Monster Calls, a Black List script written by Patrick Ness based on his own acclaimed […]

The post J.A. Bayona Tackling ‘A Monster Calls’ Before ‘World War Z’ Sequel appeared first on /Film. »

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A Monster Calls For Director Juan Antonio Bayona

6 March 2014 3:13 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The award-winning director of 2012′s The Impossible will helm a film adaptation of A Monster Calls – the children’s fantasy novel published in 2011, written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd.

The book, which won Carnegie and Greenaway medals for writing and illustration, tells the story of a young boy who is dealing with both his mother’s terminal cancer and the bullying he experiences at the hands of his peers. Suffering recurring nightmares as a result of the stress and trauma, he is repeatedly visited by a monster at the same time every night, who appears outside his bedroom window as a terrifying amalgam of tree branches and roots in human-like form. The monster negotiates a pact with the boy based upon an exchange of stories, resulting in escalating, dire consequences.

Participant Media and River Road Entertainment will co-finance the project, with Lionsgate International »

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Juan Antonio Bayona Answers When A Monster Calls

5 March 2014 8:04 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though you might think his time would be consumed by work on the World War Z sequel, The Impossible’s director Juan Antonio Bayona is focusing instead on a more personal project he’s hoping to make before he plunges into the zombie apocalypse. Bayona has set up an adaptation of Patrick Ness’ fantasy tale A Monster Calls.Ness is adapting his own book, which follows a young boy who deals with bullying and his mother’s serious illness by retreating into a fantastical world containing fairy tale beasts and other creatures. Bayona has Lionsgate, Focus Features, Participant Media and other companies on board to finance the film, and is aiming at an autumn 2016 release.“It is an incredible privilege to bring Patrick Ness’ exceptional book to the screen and I couldn’t have imagined better partners joining me in this endeavour,” said Bayona. “After The Orphanage and The Impossible, »

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"World War Z 2" Pushed For "Monster"?

5 March 2014 6:03 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona ("The Impossible," "The Orphanage") signed on to direct the "World War Z" sequel back in December, but now it looks the project has been pushed back a bit so that Bayona can get to work on another project.

In an official press release today, Bayona is confirmed to be first directing "A Monster Calls," an adaptation of Patrick Ness' award-winning children's fantasy novel, for River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features.

This "visually spectacular drama" follows a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother's illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales.

Ness is adapting the screenplay from his novel. Belén Atienza will produce with a Fall 2016 release planned. »

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J.A. Bayona to Direct 'A Monster Calls' Before 'World War Z' Sequel

5 March 2014 3:33 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you are anxiously awaiting World War Z 2, your wait may have just gotten a little bit longer. While Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona signed onto direct the sequel in December, he is first going to helm A Monster Calls for River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features.

Here is the official press release:

River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features have teamed to finance and distribute Apache's production of acclaimed filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, based on the award-winning children's fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the Chaos Walking trilogy), the companies announced today. The film will be produced by Bel&#233n Atienza (The Impossible, Pan's Labyrinth, The Orphanage) and is slated for a fall 2016 release. It will be distributed by Focus Features domestically, Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain and Lionsgate »

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'The Impossible' director Juan Antonio Bayona will answer when 'A Monster Calls'

5 March 2014 2:50 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Director Juan Antonio Bayona is ready to answer a monstrous call. The acclaimed director ("The Impossible," "The Orphanage") will helm the upcoming dark fantasy film "A Monster Calls." The film will be based on the award-winning children’s book by Patrick Ness (the "Chaos Walking" trilogy).   "Monster" centers on a boy who escapes his dreary home life into a fantasy world populated by monsters and fairy tales creatures.   No casting news has yet been revealed.  Ness and illustrator Jim Kay won the Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012. He will pen the screenplay. The film will be produced by Belen Atienza ("Pan’s Labyrinth"). River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features have teamed to finance and distribute the Apache production. Executive Producers on the film are River Road’s Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman Patrick Wachsberger. »

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A Monster Calls Juan Antonio Bayona

5 March 2014 1:58 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Although that headline may sound like the beginning of some sort of dirty joke, it's actually the title of the next project from the director of The Orphanage, Juan Antonio Bayona. Read on for details.

A Monster Calls will be based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the Chaos Walking trilogy). The film will be produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage) and is slated for a fall 2016 release.

It will be distributed by Focus Features domestically, Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain, and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.

Synopsis:

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss, »

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