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J.A. Bayona's 'A Monster Calls' to get Euro premiere at San Sebastian

19 July 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sigourney Weaver to receive festival’s Donostia Award.

Sigourney Weaver will receive San Sebastian’s Donostia Award at the European premiere of J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls (Un Monstruo Viene A Verme) during the 64th edition of the festival.

A Monster Calls, in which Weaver co-stars alongside Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall and Liam Neeson, was produced by Apaches Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema and Películas La Trini, and will be distributed by Universal Pictures International Spain.

The Spanish film is based on Patrick Ness’s novel of the same name which tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy struggling with his mother’s illness who is helped by a monster who comes to him in the middle of the night.

The third feature film in Bayona’s career, A Monster Calls closes a trilogy of tales that focuses on the bond shared by mothers and children. Bayona’s next project will be the sequel to Jurassic World

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Sigourney Weaver Set For San Sebastian Donostia Award

19 July 2016 3:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Sigourney Weaver will receive the 2016 Donostia Award for career achievement at the 64th San Sebastian Festival, which runs Sept. 18-26 at the Basque resort city.

The Donostia Award ceremony will link to a European premiere screening of Juan Antonio Bayona’s “A Monster Calls,” which co-stars Felicity Jones, Lewis McDougall and Liam Neeson. The film, Bayona’s third feature after “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” will screen out of competition at San Sebastian.

A festival statement on Tuesday said Weaver had “presided over some of the biggest productions in the last few decades, under the direction of moviemakers such as Ridley Scott, Peter Weir, James Cameron, Mike Nichols, Roman Polanski, Ang Lee and David Fincher.”

Produced out of Spain by Apaches Ent., Telecinco Cinema and Peliculas La Trini, and financed and distributed by Focus Features, River Road, Participant Media and Lionsgate, “A Monster Calls” is slated to open in the U. »

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Watch the New Trailer for A Monster Calls, Co-Starring Sigourney Weaver & Liam Neeson

14 July 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A visually stunning new trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona’s A Monster Calls has been released. The Focus Features film is based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel of the same name and follows Conor, a young boy whose life is anything close to perfect. His mother is very ill and he is bullied at school by some of his classmates, so he creates a lovely fantasy world including the likes of a tree monster voiced by Liam Neeson.

“A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”). 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 »

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Check out the stunning new trailer for A Monster Calls with Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones & Sigourney Weaver

14 July 2016 3:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

There’s a new trailer for A Monster Calls in the wild today, showing off J. A. Bayona’s latest film in its full glory. The film stars Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones so there’s plenty of talent on offer, and there’s a lot of love out there for the book by Patrick Ness. What’s […]

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New trailer for A Monster Calls

13 July 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Focus Features has released a new trailer for A Monster Calls with an introduction by Liam Neeson, who portrays the titular Monster. This adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children’s novel of the same name also stars Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, Felicity Jones, Geraldine Chaplin, and Lewis MacDougallCheck out the trailer here, followed by the official synopsis…

A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”), based on the award-winning 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. Also featuring Liam Neeson who will star in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting monster of the title, and Sigourney Weaver as the maternal grandmother.

A Monster Calls is set for release on October 14th, 2016 in the States, »

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A Magical New Trailer For A Monster Calls Arrives

13 July 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Check out the brand new trailer for A Monster Calls.

The movie opens nationwide from Focus Features on October 21, 2016.

The visually spectacular drama is from director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage).

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.

Written by Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls is based on upon the novel written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd.

The post A Magical New Trailer For A Monster Calls Arrives appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.

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You'll Want to Escape Into the Enchanting Trailer For A Monster Calls

13 July 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you're a fan of Alice in Wonderland or Pan's Labyrinth, you're in for a treat. The trailer for A Monster Calls is here, and it's very reminiscent of both Lewis Carroll's classic novel and Guillermo del Toro's fantastical film. The new movie is based on the award-winning children's book by Patrick Ness and stars Lewis MacDougall as a young boy who escapes into a world of monsters to get away from the harsh reality of his life. Felicity Jones and Toby Kebbell star as his parents, and the titular monster is played by Liam Neeson, whose gravelly voice makes the trailer totally worth watching. The movie is out on Oct. 21! »

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A Monster Calls In Latest Trailer For Juan Antonio Bayona’s Fantastical Adventure

13 July 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’re still yearning for a giant adventure off the back of Spielberg’s The Bfg, Juan Antonio Bayona’s mystical adventure A Monster Calls ought to sate your appetite.

A visually sumptuous fantasy tale that’s relatively darker than Roald Dahl’s feel-good romp, Bayona’s latest creative venture is based on Patrick Ness’ novel of the same name. As illustrated in the all-new trailer below, A Monster Calls is the story of Conor O’Malley, a 14-year-old English schoolboy who perseveres through trials and tribulations – an ailing mother (Felicity Jones), bullies at school – that far exceed the normal drama an adolescent boy should face.

Played here by newcomer Lewis MacDougall, Bayona recently told USA Today that a heartfelt story is cinema’s greatest pull, stating that “we all need stories to understand our own reality. [This movie is] an homage to what we do as filmmakers: The stories tell us the truth. »

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Brand New Trailer 'A Monster Calls' Starring Liam Neeson is Here!

13 July 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Focus Features has revealed a brand new trailer for the upcoming fantasy fable A Monster Calls, featuring the vocal talent of Liam Neeson as the title imaginary creature. Check out the new below, which looks like a darker version of The Bfg.

The film is a visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”), based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness.

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.

The film also stars Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar) and Geraldine Chaplin (The Orphanage).

A Monster Calls will be released nationwide from Focus Features on October 14, 2016.

Source: USA Today »

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When ‘A Monster Calls,’ You Answer It

29 June 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Despite its October release date, “A Monster Calls” doesn’t look like your standard horror-fantasy release. Between “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” its visionary Spanish film director J.A. Bayona has proven more than capable in depicting both supernatural and real-world horrors. With this anticipated next feature, “A Monster Calls” looks like it will combine a bit of both, as the very best dark fantasies so often do. Based on the acclaimed 2011 novel of the same name by Patrick Ness, the film follows a young boy named Connor O’Malley as he loses himself in a fantasy world to escape his single mother’s terminal illness and the incessant bullying at his school. The first two trailers alone have showcased some truly breathtaking imagery, so we can’t wait to see what its Oct. 21 release date has in store. The film stars decorated actors Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones, as well »

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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Honors Stars and Filmmakers

24 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jirina Bohdalová

The President’s Award

Actress Jirina Bohdalová will receive the President’s Award at the upcoming 51st Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival. A force in Czech entertainment for nearly 80 years and one of its most beloved figures, the still-active Bohdalová’s career spans stage, film, and television performances. Cementing her reputation as a national treasure, she also hosted (with Vladimír Dvorák) the massively successful, long-running, live TV sketch show “Televarieté,” dubbed foreign films and provided expressive voice work on numerous Czech animated TV series, particularly the fairy tales created for “Evening Story.” [“Vecernícek”]. Writer-director Slávek Horák [“Home Care”] recalls, “Whole generations [including mine] grew up listening to her every evening at 7, universally accepted by kids and parents as the bedtime call.”

So ubiquitous a figure is “Bohdalka” [as her fans affectionately refer to her] that it is nearly impossible to conceive of Czech popular culture without her.

Born in 1931 to a working-class family in Prague, Bohdalová was a precocious extrovert from a young age. »

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A Monster Calls Poster Awakens a Wild Creature

16 June 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This fall, one of the most unique movies will be, without a doubt, A Monster Calls. The family drama will introduce legendary actor Liam Neeson as a mythical creature who befriends a young boy. Today, we have your first look at the official one-sheet poster, which gives us a sneak peek at this monster in hiding. The tagline promises that 'Stores are Wild Creatures'.

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible). 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.

A Monsters Call comes as an interesting change of pace for Neeson, who has become an action icon in the later half of his extraordinary career. The movie is an adaptation of Patrick Ness' beloved novel, with the writer adapting his own screenplay. As of yet, we haven't really gotten a great look at the monstrosity hiding at the core of this heart-tugging fantasy. But he is starting to come into focus here on this teaser.

The movie's story is actually based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd. A British writer and activist, she is best known for a body of work that appeals to children and young adults. A Monster Calls has been published in almost 30 languages, and the novel has won many prestigious prizes worldwide, including the distinguished Carnegie Medal and, for illustrator Jim Kay, the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Bel&#233n Atienza is producing, marking her third collaboaration with Bayona, following The Impossible and his directorial debut, The Orphanage. Executive producers include Participant's Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, along with River Road's Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits. Production on A Monster Calls got under way last September, with principal photography taking place in Spain and England.

A Monster Calls is set for release on October 21, 2016, which puts it up against Lionsgate's Boo! A Madea Halloween Story, Paramount's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, 20th Century Fox's Keeping Up With the Joneses, Universal's Ouija: Origin of Evil and PureFlix's I'm Not Ashamed. Coincidentally, Felicity Jones also stars in Inferno, arriving October 14, meaning she will have two of her projects debut in back-to-back weekends. While we await the next trailer for A Monster Calls, which may give us a better look at this wild creature, take a look at the first poster and marvel at the adventure that awaits.

Aquí está! El teaser poster de #unmonstruovieneaverme.Here it is! The teaser poster for #AMonsterCalls. pic.twitter.com/GgBttEteDn

— Ja Bayona (@FilmBayona) June 16, 2016

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Class: Lgbt Character to lead Doctor Who Spin-Off

15 June 2016 7:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Doctor Who universe is about to get even more diverse. According to the Radio Times, one of the leads from the BBC's spin-off series Class will be an Lgbt character.

From Patrick Ness, the teen drama will take place at the notable Coal Hill School featured in Doctor Who. The cast includes Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah.

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Gambit might have another director problem

13 June 2016 10:29 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Director Doug Liman takes on the film of Chaos Walking, putting another question mark over the proposed Gambit movie...

The original plan, where the X-Men spin-off Gambit was concerned, was to have the film ready for this year. That’s clearly not happening, with not a frame of footage for the movie yet shot. The last we heard, Gambit was set to shoot later this year, with filming running into early 2017. A release before the end of 2017 was an outside shot.

But could that now be in doubt too?

Gambit was originally set to be directed by Rupert Wyatt, who eventually departed the project. In his place came Doug Liman, off the back of the excellent Edge Of Tomorrow. But now we learn that Liman has signed up to make the new post-apocalyptic young adult thriller, Chaos Walking, in addition to his commitment to another project, The Wall, that he's about to start shooting.

Chaos Walking is based on the series of books of the same name by Patrick Ness (the same Patrick Ness who’s heading up Doctor Who spin-off, Class), and Charlie Kaufman and Jamie Linden have been involved with the screenplay.

The problem? It looks as if Chaos Walking is set to shoot around the same time that Gambit is. And if that proves correct then one of two things is happening. Either Gambit has been delayed again, or Doug Liman is no longer directing, and the search is on for another helmer.

We await further information, and will pass it your way when we get it…

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Doug Liman in Talks to Direct Ya Adaptation ‘Chaos Walking’

10 June 2016 2:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Doug Liman, director of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and the original “Bourne Identity,” is circling a new Ya franchise at Summit-Lionsgate, TheWrap has learned. Liman is attached to direct an adaptation of “Chaos Walking,” the best-selling Ya novel from Patrick Ness, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. “Chaos Waking” is a dystopian trilogy about a world where all thoughts are visible in a stream of projected sounds and images called “Noise.” It features a male and female protagonist as leads, bracing for a planetary war. Also Read: Lionsgate CEO Admits They 'Rushed' Franchise Film 'Allegiant': 'We Wanted to Hit a Date' This would. »

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Liman Directs "Chaos," Chu Set For "Heights"

10 June 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Doug Liman ("Edge of Tomorrow," "The Bourne Identity") is in talks to direct the film adaptation of Patrick Ness' post-apocalyptic young adult thriller trilogy "Chaos Walking" for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment. Production aims to begin this Fall.

Robert Zemeckis had previously been attached to helm this story set in a world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear one another's thoughts in a stream of images, words and sounds called Noise. Charlie Kaufman and Jamie Linden have reportedly worked on the script.

Jon M. Chu is in early talks to direct the film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2008 musical "In the Heights" which Miranda is producing while Quiara Alegria Hudes is handling the script.

Set in Washington Heights in New York City, the story focuses on a bodega owner who's closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune. Scott Sanders »

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Jurassic World 2: director confirmed

18 April 2016 10:31 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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J A Bayona is confirmed as the director of the next Jurassic Park movie...

Director J A Bayona is currently putting the finishing touches to his adaptation of Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls. And after that? There's the small matter of making the sequel to one of the biggest movies of all time.

Bayona has, as was rumoured at the start of the year, has landed the job of directing Jurassic World 2. He's previously directed The Impossible, and The Orphanage.

The news of his Jurassic World hiring was confirmed on Twitter by producer Frank Marshall...

Thrilled to announce Ja Bayona is on board to direct JW2. Welcome to the team @FilmBayona!

Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) April 18, 2016

Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly have returned to put together the screenplay for Jurassic World 2, and the new movie - which will star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard again - »

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Tree-am Neeson growls through a visually splendid trailer for fantasy film A Monster Calls

13 April 2016 3:23 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s a new trailer for A Monster Calls, the latest movie from The Impossible director J.A. Bayona.The film is based on the acclaimed book written by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim Kay. It stars Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver & Felicity Jones and is set for release in the UK October 2016. Lewis MacDougall is

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See Liam Neeson Play a Giant Tree in ‘A Monster Calls’ Trailer (Video)

12 April 2016 3:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Liam Neeson is all bark and no bite in the new trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona‘s eagerly awaited fantasy movie “A Monster Calls.” Neeson plays a thousand-year-old tree that grows in the backyard of the O’Malley family and serves as the titular monster. Based on the acclaimed novel by Patrick Ness, the movie follows a 12-year-old Conor O’Malley (newcomer Lewis MacDougall) who attempts to deal with the illness of his mother (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. »

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‘A Monster Calls’ Trailer: Felicity Jones & Liam Neeson Branch Out

12 April 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

It’s been about two years since the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed A Monster Calls began its journey, with Focus Features giving it an October 14, 2016 date and setting Felicity Jones to star and Liam Neeson to voice the Monster. Since then, Jones has been nominated for an Oscar (The Theory Of Everything) and landed a starring role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Here’s the latest look at the fantasy pic based on the award-winning children's fantasy novel by Patrick Ness… »

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