Creating A Monster… That Looks Sort Of Familiar

In this new featurette for the movie A Monster Calls, director J. A. Bayona and actor Liam Neeson talk about what it took to film The Monster. There are forty-five minutes of visual effects according to Bayona and mixing the digital world with the real one is quite a challenge.

I know the film is based on a children's book by Patrick Ness and Jim Kay from 2011 based on the an original idea by Siobhan Dowd who passed away from a terminal illness in 2007… so the art was done before the release of Guardians of the Galaxy… but the Monster looks a lot like Groot, only bigger. So the bases for the special effects had already been done… unless they go in a completely different direction and it doesn't seem like they have.

A Monster Calls opens January 6th.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.