The Official ‘A Monster Calls’ Trailer is Both Beautiful and Moving

A Monster Calls Official Trailer

Despite only being a brief two minutes, the official A Monster Calls trailer is already making us feel things.

Adapted from the Patrick Ness book of the same name, the story follows a boy named Conor who is struggling to cope with his mother’s battle with cancer, bullying at school, and a fantastical tree who comes to life at night.

Starring Liam Neeson (who voices the titular monster), Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones, you can catch the film in theatres on October 21, 2016.

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Book Traveling Thursdays: 2016 Book to Movie Adaptation

A Monster Calls Spanish CoverBook Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This week’s theme takes advantage of the increasing number of book to movie adaptations coming out in 2016, and while I would have loved to tackle Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, there just isn’t enough time to sort through all those covers. Also, I refuse to acknowledge that adaptation that shall not be named.

So instead, I chose Patrick Ness’ haunting A Monster Calls, which already has a trailer and everything — everything being Liam Neeson.

The movie won’t be out until October 14, 2016, so you’ll just have to spend your time reading the book before it hits the big screen.

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The ‘A Monster Calls’ Teaser Trailer Hints at Fantasy and Heartbreak to Come

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Based on the Patrick Ness book of the same name, A Monster Calls tells the heart-breaking story of Conor, who is struggling with bullies at school, his mother’s fight with cancer at home and a monstrous tree straight from his nightmares.

Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona — who made the horrifying film The Orphanage — and starring Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver, we have high hopes that this fantastical novel is well-suited for the big screen.

Despite the super early promotion of the film, Ness’ adaptation will not hit theatres until October 14, 2016.

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John Green’s “Fault in Our Stars” Cameo Was Cut from the Theatrical Release

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Oh no, looks like John Green won’t be in the theatrical release of The Fault in Our Stars after all! Now we’re sad pandas.

Green revealed the news in a recent interview, admitting that his cameo was one of the scenes that hit the cutting room floor because “it just didn’t work.”

Don’t cry for John Green though, he admitted he was pleased by the decision. As he explained, “I was hugely relieved when I got the call when they had cut the scene. I was terrible. Terrible.”

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“The Fault in Our Stars” Trailer is Finally Here!!!

The trailer for the film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars has finally arrived and what do you mean? We’re not sobbing! We just have bear mace in our eyes.

Suffice it to say, it’s perfect.

You can watch the full official trailer above and the equally adorable teaser below.

And for something slightly less feel-enducing you can familiarize yourself with the official movie poster and its questionable tagline.

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“The Fault in Our Stars” Gets an Official Movie Poster With a Questionable Tagline

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It’s here! It’s here! The Fault in Our Stars movie poster is here!!! And it has the most horrifying tagline we ever could have imagined.

We were rooting for “okay,” but instead the studio went with the awful, “one sick love story,” which is probably the worst pun ever for a book turned movie in which teens sickened by cancer die painful, tear-inducing deaths.

Although John Green says they chose it because it’s exactly the type of pithy thing Hazel would say. Which we get.

You can check out the full poster in all its glory below.

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Bibliomantic Book Club: “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Genre: young adult fiction, heart break and despair, love and affirmation

Summary: Hazel Lancaster is depressed, spending her days watching reality TV marathons and avoiding interaction with others. Though you might be depressed too if you were dying. Hazel has Stage IV thyroid cancer, and despite a drug that keeps her alive, her prognosis has not changed. She’s terminal, so she’s entitled to some America’s Next Top Model.

Her mother, however, has other plans. She forces Hazel to attend a support group, held in a church basement with other kids who are in varied stages of cancer. These excursions are tortuous, and do little to help. This changes the day Augustus Waters rests his blue eyes on Hazel. What follows is a beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, and human look at these two teenagers who exist in the in-between. 

The anticipation for this book started way back at LeakyCon, where The Katherine read us the first chapter aloud. It slowly built up over the months, with the cover being released, excerpts from the second chapter revealed. John Green’s sharpied face filled our monitors, a reminder of the signed copies that were somewhere waiting for us. It reached a fever pitch the week before its release. Preparations for the Tour de Nerdfighting filled our feeds, and people made memes of Rafiki presenting a copy of TFIOS to the African safari. Could this book possibly be everything we built it up to be?

The simple answer: Yes.
A suggestion: Get your tissues out now.

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