Juan Antonio Bayona is in the director's chair for this one, which recalls the stylish, fantastical and relatably scary work he did with The Orphanage (2007). Patrick Ness adapted his own acclaimed novel, which follows 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), who is dealing with the pressures of his mother's (Felicity Jones) terminal illness and some problematic bullies at school. Worried that no one knows who he is – aside from the bullies – Conor retreats into a fantastical world full of beasts, heroes, warriors and more. His fairy tale life involves courage, loss and faith and helps him handle his troubled existence.
Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the titular monster, with Toby Kebbell (War Horse), Geraldine Chaplin (The Impossible) and Sigourney Weaver (Avatar) also among the cast.
A Monster Calls is set to arrive 21 October.