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Rekindle your childhood imagination with trailer for A Monster Calls — watch

Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver lead no-slouch cast

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    “What the hell ever happened to movies like The Neverending Story?” If you’re anything like me — and may god have mercy on your soul — that’s probably something that’s been on and off your mind lately. Growing up, there was a treasure trove of original fantasy films to behold, from Ridley Scott’s Legend to Jim Henson’s Labyrinth to Ron Howard’s Willow, and while we’ve just enjoyed over a decade of J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations, it still feels like something’s been missing.

    A Monster Calls looks to change that.

    Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, the silver screen adaptation of Patrick Ness’ 2011 novel, which was based on an original idea by the late Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, stars Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Sigourney Weaver, and the voice of Liam Neeson. The voice? Yes, the Taken star offers up his scruffy voice as the titular force, and judging from the teaser, he’s going to kick ass in this, too.

    Here’s the official 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.

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    Find a blanket and curl up in this magic for a good minute below. Sadly, the rest of the film won’t come until October 14th, 2016.

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