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A Monster Calls Begins Production – Stars Liam Neeson And Sigourney Weaver

30 September 2014 3:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Production has begun on A Monster Calls, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, Goya Award-winning director of the worldwide smash The Impossible. Participant Media and River Road Entertainment are financing the Apaches Entertainment production, in association with Telecinco Cinema and La Trini Films.

The film, adapted by Patrick Ness from his award-winning children’s fantasy novel, will be released by Focus Features domestically; Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain; and Lionsgate International is handling foreign sales throughout the rest of the world.

A Monster Calls is slated for a fall 2016 release.

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about 12-year-old Conor (newcomer Lewis MacDougall) who attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones, who stars in Focus’ fall release The Theory of Everything) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, »

- Michelle McCue

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Cameras Start Rolling on A Monster Calls

30 September 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The award winning book, A Monster Calls, is getting a movie adaptation with Liam Neeson set to play the aformentioned monster, and now it's one step closer to hitting the big screen as the studios have announced the start of official production.  

I really enjoyed this book, and read it in about one evening.  It's a haunting tale about love and loss, and learning how to cope with life's hard realities.  While the subject matter may seem  wrapped in a simple format, the themes are resounding.  I'm interested to see how they manage to translate that into the movie, and crossing my fingers they manage to do so successfully.  I mean, Liam Neeson is going to be a freaking mo-cap monster...how could they go wrong! 

Production has begun on A Monster Calls, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, Goya Award-winning director of the worldwide smash The Impossible. Participant Media and »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Production Begins on A Monster Calls

30 September 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Focus Features has announced that production has started on A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the Patrick Ness novel that’s being directed by Juan Antonio Bayona:

“Vancouver, BC and Santa Monica, CA, September 30, 2014 – Production has begun on A Monster Calls, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, Goya Award-winning director of the worldwide smash The Impossible. Participant Media and River Road Entertainment are financing the Apaches Entertainment production, in association with Telecinco Cinema and La Trini Films. The film, adapted by Patrick Ness from his award-winning children’s fantasy novel, will be released by Focus Features domestically; Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain; and Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) International is handling foreign sales throughout the rest of the world. A Monster Calls is slated for a fall 2016 release.

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about 12-year-old Conor (newcomer Lewis MacDougall) who attempts to »

- Jonathan James

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'A Monster Calls' Starring Liam Neeson Begins Production

30 September 2014 11:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production has begun on A Monster Calls, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, Goya Award-winning director of the worldwide smash The Impossible. Participant Media and River Road Entertainment are financing the Apaches Entertainment production, in association with Telecinco Cinema and La Trini Films. The film, adapted by Patrick Ness from his award-winning children's fantasy novel, will be released by Focus Features domestically; Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain; and Lionsgate International is handling foreign sales throughout the rest of the world. A Monster Calls is slated for a fall 2016 release.

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about 12-year-old Conor (newcomer Lewis MacDougall) who attempts to deal with his mother's (Felicity Jones, who stars in Focus' fall release The Theory of Everything) 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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Weaver, Kebbell and Chaplin Join Bayona's 'A Monster Calls'

30 September 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

So I wasn't the biggest fan of Juan Antonio Bayona's The Impossible, but I love his work on The Orphanage and it's not my belief that one bad egg spoils the bunch when it comes to directors so I'm quite excited for his next feature, A Monster Calls, which just began production on its way to a October 14, 2016 release. With the news of the production start we also have word on the rest of the film's cast. Already cast were Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson, but we now learn Lewis MacDougall, who will also be seen as Nibs in Joe Wright's Pan, will play the central role of Conor, a 12-year-old who attempts to deal with his mother's (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. amz asin="B00D460VJ »

- Brad Brevet

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"A Monster Calls" Begins Production

30 September 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Production has begun on "A Monster Calls," directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, Goya Award-winning director of the worldwide smash The Impossible. Participant Media and River Road Entertainment are financing the Apaches Entertainment production, in association with Telecinco Cinema and La Trini Films. The film, adapted by Patrick Ness from his award-winning children's fantasy novel, will be released by Focus Features domestically; Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain; and Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) International is handling foreign sales throughout the rest of the world. A Monster Calls is slated for a fall 2016 release.   "A Monster Calls" is a visually spectacular drama about 12-year-old Conor (newcomer Lewis MacDougall) who attempts to deal with his mother's (Felicity Jones, who stars in Focus' fall release The Theory of Everything) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, »

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Film Review: 'Grand Piano'

17 September 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆Take your seats for the next performance of Eugenio Mira's preposterous but breathlessly entertaining thriller, Grand Piano (2013). It's a genre piece packed with the kind of knowing Hitchcockian thrills peddled by Mira's fellow Spanish contemporaries like Guillem Morales (Julia's Eyes) and J. A. Bayona (The Orphanage), but the Usp here is the additional Speed-like high concept device, transposed to a more sedate setting while still delivering on the excitement. The eternally pixie-like Elijah Wood takes the lead as Tom Selznick, a young pianist virtuoso preparing for his big return to the limelight and a chance to tackle his demons after developing a disastrous bout of stage fright just five years earlier.

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A Monster Calls Toby Kebbell

20 August 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On tap for you today is the latest bit of casting news for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is already loaded up with star power. Read on to find out to whom the titular monster has just placed a call!

Per Variety, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Fantastic Four star Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to join Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, and Liam Neeson in the film, a feature adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children's fantasy novel.

Look for it in Us theatres via River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features on October 14, 2016. It will be distributed by Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.

Produced by Belen Atienza (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage), A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a »

- John Squires

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Toby Kebbell Boards A Monster Calls

20 August 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You may not know Toby Kebbell, but the actor’s star has been rising steadily over the past ten years. This past summer, he took on the mo-cap role of antagonist Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – but prior to that, the British thesp had earned raves for his parts in Dead Man’s Shoes, Control and RocknRolla. And rest assured, if you currently can’t picture his face, just wait. He’ll play Doctor Doom in Josh Trank’s anticipated Fantastic Four reboot, and now we’ve learned that Kebbell is also climbing on board the dark fantasy A Monster Calls.

Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) is directing the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children’s book, which was in turn based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd. Bayona, whose past credits also include bone-chilling ghost story The Orphanage, has been putting together »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Fantastic Four' Star Toby Kebbell Joins 'A Monster Calls'

19 August 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One day after Sigourney Weaver joined the cast of A Monster Calls as a young boy's grandmother, Toby Kebbell has signed on to play the distant father in this fantasy thriller.

The story follows said boy, who has not yet been cast, as he tries to escape from the bullies at school and his mother's terminal illness at home by creating an intricate fantasy world. There, he interacts with a massive tree monster. Toby Kebbell's character has a history of not being around for his son, while Felicity Jones is playing the lad's ill mother. Sigourney Weaver is portraying his grandmother, with Liam Neeson starring as the tree monster in the youngster's fantasy world.

Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) is directing from a screenplay by Patrick Ness, which he adapted from his own award-winning children's novel of the same name. It isn't known when production may begin at this time. »

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'Fantastic Four' Star Toby Kebbell Joins 'A Monster Calls'

19 August 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One day after Sigourney Weaver joined the cast of A Monster Calls as a young boy's grandmother, Toby Kebbell has signed on to play the distant father in this fantasy thriller.

The story follows said boy, who has not yet been cast, as he tries to escape from the bullies at school and his mother's terminal illness at home by creating an intricate fantasy world. There, he interacts with a massive tree monster. Toby Kebbell's character has a history of not being around for his son, while Felicity Jones is playing the lad's ill mother. Sigourney Weaver is portraying his grandmother, with Liam Neeson starring as the tree monster in the youngster's fantasy world.

Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) is directing from a screenplay by Patrick Ness, which he adapted from his own award-winning children's novel of the same name. It isn't known when production may begin at this time. »

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Sigourney Weaver Joins A Monster Calls

19 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

It's still over two years away from release but Spanish helmer Juan Antonio Bayona's ('The Orphanage') feature adaptation of kids fantasy novel 'A Monster Calls' has picked up another new cast member. With Liam Neeson ('Taken') already set to play the 'monster' and the lovely Brit star Felicity Jones ('The Amazing Spider-Man 2') on board the project the latest addition is no stranger to the world of monsters and fanstasy. 'Avatar' and 'Aliens' star Sigourney Weaver has signed up for a role as the grandmother of a young boy who escapes into a world of fantasy. Weaver just finished working on Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi thriller 'Chappie'. 'A Monster Calls' is based on the novel by British author Patrick Ness. »

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“We came, we turned the lights off, we scared the s*&t out of them.” Greg Day & Alan Jones on FrightFest

19 August 2014 4:55 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The delights of genre cinema are born from human imagination. The stories are nurtured by individuals who optimistically hope and believe across the years of their lives that a single film will devour that their tales arrive at the intended destination – to discover and touch the sensibilities of the audience.

If films are born out of the imagination then so the same could be said for the festivals that showcase them – festivals such as FrightFest that are crafted according to an ethos shared by four men who genre cinema continues to owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude – “‘Run by fans for the fans”, to find those great new voices in genre and see what difference they can make, and to ensure the FrightFest spirit of community endures.

But those who champion and showcase films, supporting their endeavours to find an audience on their ongoing journey from the intimate confines of its maker’s world, »

- Paul Risker

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A Monster Calls. Sigourney Weaver Answers.

18 August 2014 5:38 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Another bit of casting news for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is being produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage), has come in. Read on for the whos and whats!

THR reports that the forever hot Sigourney Weaver has joined Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson in A Monster Calls, the feature adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children's fantasy novel.

Look for it in Us theatres via River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features on October 14, 2016.

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

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, »

- Steve Barton

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Sigourney Weaver Joins Liam Neeson in 'A Monster Calls'

18 August 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sigourney Weaver has signed on to star in the fantasy adaptation A Monster Calls, joining Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson.

The story centers on a young boy, who gets bullied every day at school and has to deal with his mother's terminal illness at home. He escapes into his own fantasy world, where he is guided by a tree monster who tells him various stories. Sigourney Weaver is playing the boy's grandmother, while Felicity Jones is playing his mother and Liam Neeson is portraying the tree monster.

Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) is directing from an adapted screenplay by Patrick Ness, based off his own award-winning children's fantasy novel. River Road's Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits are executive producing alongside Participant's Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger. No production schedule was given at this time.

Sigourney Weaver, who reportedly just turned »

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The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 10-1

9 August 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Here we are at what is a surprisingly modern list. At the beginning of this, I didn’t expect to see so much cultural impact coming from films so recently made, but that’s the way it goes. The films that define the horror genre aren’t necessarily the scariest or the most expensive or even the best. The films that define the genre point to a movement – movies that changed the game and influenced all the films after it. Movies that transcend the horror genre. Movies that broke the mold and changed the way horror can be created.

10. El laberinto del fauno (2006)

English Language Title: Pan’s Labyrinth

Directed by: Gullermo del Toro

It’s more a dark fantasy film than a horror film, but it would be tough to make a list of 50 of those. Plus, it has enough graphic, nightmarish images to push it over the threshold. »

- Joshua Gaul

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Guillermo del Toro Talks Animated Ode to Mexico 'Book of Life' (New Trailer)

7 August 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Some weeks ago, Fox invited some scribes over to the Little Theatre to see preview footage of Guillermo del Toro-produced 3D animated/action adventure comedy/romance "The Book of Life," which comes out October 17, just before Halloween. Now they've released the trailer, below. Smartly, they're backing workaholic Del Toro's latest production, which will play like gangbusters to the under-served Hispanic audience, the fastest-growing moviegoer demo--as well as everyone else. Del Toro likes to take on talented young filmmakers like Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona, who followed up smart-house horror thriller "The Orphanage" with English-language tsunami drama "The Impossible" and TV's horrific "Penny Dreadful" and is now prepping "World War Z 2." This time the young filmmaker is Mexico City-born Cal Arts grad Jorge Gutierrez, who 4 1/2 years ago pitched Del Toro his vision of a magical Mexican Orpheus and Eurydice folk myth using »

- Anne Thompson

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A conversation with Mark Pellington (part one):

20 June 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Mark Pellington needs little introduction to film fans. Getting his start working for MTV in its heyday producing interstitial promos led to music videos for such heavyweights as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails and Moby. Beginning his feature film career with the period drama Going All The Way led to atmospheric, frightening thrillers like Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies; and most recently the uplifting, earnest Henry Poole is Here and the palpably bleak I Melt With You. On top of that he’s created personal documentaries, commercials, TV pilots; and gone where his creative needs take him.

Mark graciously made time for us to have a candid conversation encompassing his recent film work; bouncing back from loss; his trust in intuition through the making of his abstract, creepy/beautiful musical film Lone, and ultimately the healing and cathartic rewards of the creative process.  Some of »

- Adam Barnick

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9 reasons I'm obsessed with 'Penny Dreadful'

19 June 2014 12:53 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yep, I'm obsessed.  And, no, "Orange is the New Black" is not the object of my affection.  Instead, John Logan and Sam Mendes' "Penny Dreadful" has me spinning. Set in Victorian England, "Penny" centers on a number of familiar literary characters who have allied to investigate supernatural mysteries.  Our "heroes" (and that's a lose term here) include Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcom, Eva Green as Vanessa Ives, Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler, Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray and Harry Treadaway as Dr. Victor Frankenstein (including someone's famous monster).  The show could have easily been a pale imitator of Alan Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" comic book or the 2003 movie that it inspired.  Instead, its rambling storylines are somehow weaving a very different spell. While the concept was intriguing enough to watch the pilot, the real reason I was drawn to the show was Juan Antonio Bayona's involvement. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Spain’s Telecinco Cinema Joins ‘Monster,’ ‘Regression’

10 June 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Renewing relations with Spain’s two most preeminent heavyweight auteurs, Spanish production and promotion powerhouse Telecinco Cinema has boarded both Juan Antonio Bayona’s fantasy-actioner “A Monster Calls” and Alejandro Amenabar’s thriller “Regression.”

Both are set up for high-profile U.S. releases: TWC-Dimension is opening “Regression,” starring Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson, on August 28, and Focus Features bows “A Monster Calls” on Oct. 14, 2016.

The co-producer of Bayona’s first two features, “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” Telecinco will co-produce “Monster,” which is produced by Belen Atienza at Spain’s Apaches Entertainment.

Focus Features, River Road, Participant Media and Lionsgate have teamed to finance and distribute “Monster,” which, repped by Lionsgate, reportedly sold nearly all major international territories at Cannes.

Exec producers on “A Monster Calls” are River Road’s Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s Patrick Wachsberger. »

- John Hopewell

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