Writer Patrick Ness and the Backstory of A Monster Calls
Movie Pilot shares the story of how Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls not only became a novel but made it to the big screen.
"Siobhan Dowd knew that she was dying of breast cancer, and so came up with the concept of a visiting monster being used to confront children dealing with grief." writes Redmond Bacon.
A beautiful piece over at Movie Pilot.
The role of Conor is a very demanding one, physically and emotionally. Lewis was so courageous, so present, so truthful.
MacDougall is fantastic in what should be considered an Academy Award-worthy performance.
And if you need to break things, then by God, you break them good and hard. And I'll be right there. You might not see me, but I'll be right there, breaking 'em along with you.
I saw this as a powerful and important story to tell as a movie – an adventure that anyone can relate to.