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^ The one on the right -19 - UK - BA Filmmaking Student - Kingston University London

Just a quick update

Sigourney Weaver has signed on to star alongside Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones in 'A Monster Calls' !



  From Aliens to Monsters... Sigourney Weaver
From Aliens to Monsters... Sigourney Weaver

For those unfamiliar with the book, written by Patrick Ness, 'A Monster Calls' is child fantasy tale about a young boy who's mother it dying of cancer. Struggling to cope with the harsh reality of the situation, he finds solace in a bizarre tree monster who visits him in the night.

I am really looking forward to this adaptation as when I first read it I was completely compelled by it. The story was beautifully complimented by dark illustrations but despite being an overall dark book in terms of subject matter, it is still a touching and at times uplifting story.

So far the adaptation is looking promising. Directed by J.A Bayona who directed 'The Orphanage', 'The Impossible' and 2 'Penny Dreadful' episodes, adapted by Patrick Ness himself and now with the new casting news, we should hopefully get a film that stays true, compliments and brings attention to a fantastic book.

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