Director J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) appears to be at it again. His latest film A Monster Calls follows the story of a boy, Conor. Conor is attempting to deal with being bullied, lonely, and his mother dying, and escapes to a fantasy world. A Monster Calls is based on an award winning children’s novel, and promises to explore many complex emotions facing Conor, and all people at some point in time. From loneliness, anger, pain, and our own need to escape to a different world. J.A. Bayona has already proven that he can be a visionary director, and based on the official trailer today he will do wonders with this film. It looks not only to be artistically stunning, but well cast to deal with the range of emotions that the film will bring. The cast includes heavy hitters like Sigourney Weaver and Liam Nesson. Perhaps one of the most impressive bits about the trailer is new comer Lewis MacDougall, who only has been in one other film. Given the moments from the trailer Lewis was an excellent choice to rise up to the role of Conor. Now this does seem like a lot of hype for one trailer, but once you experience it yourself I am sure you will get at least a little bit of it too. We will find out for sure how this film stands up when it releases October of this year.