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‘A Monster Calls’ Trailer: Liam Neeson Is A Giant Tree
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A Monster Calls

A new trailer has been released for A Monster Calls, a fantasy drama from director J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) that’s an adaptation of the children’s novel of the same name written by Patrick Ness, who also penned the screenplay. It stars Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Ghostbusters), Lewis MacDougall (Pan), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Warcraft), and Liam Neeson (The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins) as a giant talking tree monster.

A Monster Calls tells the story of a boy who escapes to a fantasy world in order to help him deal with the illness his mother is suffering from and the bullies who torment him at school. The novel it’s adapted from was written based on an original idea by author Siobhan Dowd, who came up with it while suffering from terminal cancer but sadly passed away before she was able to write it.

You can read more about the movie and check out the trailer below.

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‘World War Z’ Sequel Grabs ‘The Orphanage’ and ‘The Impossible’ Director Juan Antonio Bayona
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Brad Pitt in World War Z

World War Z director Marc Forster will not be returning for the planned sequel, but Paramount Pictures has found someone to replace him.

It’s being reported that Juan Antonio Bayona, director of the Guillermo del Toro-produced Spanish horror flick The Orphanage and the tsunami drama The Impossible, has been brought in to replace Forster on the sequel.

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Matt Reeves Won’t Direct ‘The Twilight Zone’; On The Shortlist For ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’
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Matt Reeves

After taking a stab at writing and directing Let Me In, Matt Reeves attached himself to helm a new version of The Twilight Zone for Warner Bros. Unlike the last Twilight Zone film, which consisted of multiple vignettes directed by a variety of filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, George Miller, and John Landis, this iteration would only have one director. However, it’s been a year since the announcement was made and the film is no closer to starting principal photography. As a result, Reeves is exiting the project.

Variety reports that with Reeves out as director, WB has sent out a directing assignment to find the right person to direct. No word yet on who received the assignment. There were no reported creative conflicts between the two parties, however, Reeves’ schedule played a huge part in his decision to leave The Twilight Zone remake. Reeves is currently attached to projects like The Passage, This Dark Endeavor, and The Invisible Woman, which leads us to an interesting development for Dawn of Planet of the Apes.

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‘The Orphanage’ Remake To Be Tackled By ‘Mothman Prophecies’ Director Mark Pellington
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The Orphanage

As is the case with most of the more popular foreign horror films that come around (The Ring, The Grudge, Quarantine, Let Me In), an American remake is never a big shock. One of these foreign horror films is the Guillermo del Toro produced The Orphanage [El Orfanato], which is now well on its way to our eyes with the hiring of Mark Pellington to direct the remake.

The original Orphanage is directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and stars Belén Rueda. It tells the story of a woman who goes back to the orphanage that she grew up in with plans of transforming it into a home for children with disabilities. Things go south when the woman’s sick adopted child informs her of his invisible friends, which includes the masked Tomás. She naturally doesn’t believe this at first, even with the the reminder of her own childhood that it brings up, but when she actually sees a boy wearing a mask and then her son disappears, she is forced to find out what exactly is going on at her orphanage.

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