Liam Neeson growls through the first teaser trailer for A Monster Calls

Liam Neeson

by James White |
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If you’ve got someone famous for the sort of gruff-yet-soft voice that Liam Neeson possesses, it makes sense to have him provide the narration for the first trailer of one of his new movies. So it is that Neeson is the unseen focus of this teaser for A Monster Calls.

The Impossible’s 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. 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) 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.

Neeson plays the titular monster, with Toby Kebbell, Geraldine Chaplin and Sigourney Weaver also among the cast. Given the effects work going on to create Conor’s world, we’ll have to wait for this one, as A Monster Calls isn’t out until October 21 next year.

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