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The release date for ‘A Monster Calls’ was announced in The Hollywood Reporter

‘A Monster Calls’ to Hit Theaters in Fall 2016 

By Pamela McClintock

The Hollywood Reporter – April 09, 2014

Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona — whose credits include “The Impossible” — is directing the fantasy-adventure.

Focus Features is planning an aggressive nationwide release for A Monster Calls on October 14, 2016.

Acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona is directing the big screen adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children’s fantasy novel, part of the Chaos Walking trilogy, for Focus, River Road Entertainment, Participant Media and Lionsgate International. Ness, who wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, is writing the adapted script.

Belen Atienza (The ImpossiblePan’s Labyrinth) is producing A Monster Calls, described as 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. Illustrated by Jim Kay, Ness’ novel won the U.K.’s prestigious Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012.

Executive producers are River Road’s Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger.

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