Liam Neeson Voices a Tree Monster in ‘A Monster Calls’ Trailer

A Monster Calls


If you give basically anything Liam Neeson’s voice, it will make it one of two things: comforting and fatherly or impossibly terrifying. There are very few actors who can pull this off, who can play a Jesus lion in one movie and a one-man murder machine in another and make them both work. Maybe it’s the brogue. Gotta be the brogue. Either way, if you tell me that Neeson is voicing a talking tree monster in an upcoming movie, I’ll believe you, and won’t even need a trailer. Luckily there’s a trailer anyway for those of you less accepting of this sort of thing than me.

The movie in question is A Monster Calls, by director JA Bayona. Bayona is probably remembered best in North America for The Impossible, a movie which took the 2004 tsunami in South Asia and found a way to make it all about white people. But fewer people may know him as the director of The Orphanage, an absolute cracker of a ghost movie produced by Guillermo Del Toro. Not THAT’s a director credit that’ll get me interested in a movie.

From the looks of things, Bayona has returned to his fantasy roots with A Monster Calls, though I have a sneaking suspicion that this will turn out to be a Bridge to Terabithia situation. Sure, the trailer is full of fantastical elements, but it also seems to be told from the perspective of a small child. No telling how much of this is actually real and how much is just a peek inside his imagination as he dives into a fantasy world to escape harsh reality. Still, that formula worked great for Pan’s Labyrinth. And hey, there’s another Del Toro connection…..

Check out the trailer for A Monster Calls below.

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