“The Orphanage” Director To Helm “A Monster Calls”

March 6, 20140 Comments

River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features have teamed to finance and distribute director 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). Ness will also adapt his novel  into the screenplay.

The film will be produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage) and is slated for a fall 2016 release.

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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