A Monster Calls is a 2016 Spanish-British fantasy drama film directed by J. A. Bayona, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Patrick Ness, who also wrote the screenplay and based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. The film introduces Lewis MacDougall as Conor O'Malley and stars Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, and Liam Neeson. The film is scheduled to be released on October 21, 2016, by Focus Features.
A boy named Conor O'Malley (Lewis MacDougal) deals with the terminal illness of his mother (Felicity Jones) and the attacks by his bully Harry (James Melville). One night, Conor encounters a monster (Liam Neeson) who is a bunch of leaves and sticks in humanoid shape that tells him stories.