If you saw Steven Spielberg's The BFG and thought to yourself, "Y'know, this is pretty great, but I wish this movie featured the voice of Liam Neeson and were substantially more nightmarish", I've got good news for you.
While there are some surface similarities to Spielberg's The BFG ("giant befriends troubled child"), I'm expecting something slightly more sinister given Bayona's involvement. This is, after all, the same guy who gave us The Orphanage (and the world's ugliest leg-wound in The Impossible).
Here's the synopsis:
A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible), based on the award-winning children’s 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.
Aaaand here's a poster:
A Monster Calls opens on October 21st. You gonna check it out or what?