A Monster Calls Movie

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Who's Involved:

Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Sigourney Weaver, Patrick Ness, Juan Antonio Bayona, Geraldine Chaplin, Lewis MacDougall, Belen Atienza

Release Date:

Friday, December 23, 2016 (Limited)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

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A Monster Calls Plot: What's the story?

Follows 12-year-old Conor (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.

official plot version from focusfeatures.com

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about A Monster Calls?

  1. The creative team on A Monster Calls also includes production designer Eugenio Caballero, an Academy Award winner for Pan's Labyrinth who previously collaborated with the director on The Impossible; costume designer Steven Noble (The Theory of Everything); and cinematographer Óscar Faura, who shot both The Impossible and The Orphanage for Mr. Bayona.
  2. Liam Neeson will star in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting monster of the title.
  3. Based on the award-winning children's fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the "Chaos Walking" trilogy).

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making A Monster Calls?

A look at the A Monster Calls behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Juan Antonio Bayona last directed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and The Impossible. The film's writer Patrick Ness last wrote Chaos Walking and Anya’s Ghost.


Patrick Ness


Belen Atienza

Production Timeline: When did the A Monster Calls come together?

On or about August 29, 2016 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about November 20, 2015 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about October 1, 2014 • The film was in Production status.

On or about April 13, 2014 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

A Monster Calls Release Date: When was it released?

A Monster Calls was released in 2016 on Friday, December 23, 2016 (Limited release). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Why Him?, Silence and I, Daniel Blake.
United States
December 23, 2016 Limited
United States
January 6, 2017 Nationwide
January 6, 2017

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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