Juan Antonio Bayona to make A Monster Calls

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He may be directing World War Z, but before that Juan Antonio Bayona will adapt A Monster Calls from the Patrick Ness book.

a monster calls Juan Antonio Bayona to make A Monster Calls

Known mostly for his fantastically creepy The Orphanage, Juan Antonio Bayona looks to bring that sense of eeriness to another film – A Monster Calls. According to a press release, the movie is set to be filmed this year and released in Autumn 2016.

With the release of A Monster Calls only coming in two years’ time, this may mean that World War Z 2 may only hit our cinema screens in 2017 or 2018 – a lot later than we initially anticipated.

For those that don’t know what A Monster Calls is about, here is a synopsis of the book by Patrick Ness.

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting– he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd– whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself– Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

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