Liam Neeson Reads the First Chapter of ‘A Monster Calls’

“Close your eyes and let your imagination do the work.”

That’s exactly what we did with this preview of the upcoming film A Monster Calls thanks to this wonderful clip.

Directed by J.A. Bayona, A Monster Calls is a film adaptation of the 2012 critically acclaimed book by Patrick Ness.  The film (and the book) follows young boy named Conor, who is coping with his mother’s illness.  When a magical tree monster suddenly appears in his backyard, Conor seeks his help in dealing with his mom’s sickness and with learning to tell the truth.

In an effort to give audiences a sneak peek into the beginnings of this magical and touching story, Liam Neeson (who voices the character of the monster), sat down in the clip below to read the first chapter of the book.  Neeson’s reading is accompanied by scenes from the film and is the perfect tease for what appears to be an extremely visually stunning masterpiece.  This film is surely one you do not want to miss!

Check out Liam Neeson’s reading in the clip below.  Also, check out the trailer for A Monster Calls by clicking here.

The film was released in select areas this weekend and will be in theaters, nationwide, on January 6th, 2017.

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