Thursday Thoughts: A Monster Calls Teaser Trailer

Okay, I know this teaser trailer has been out for like 5 months, but I just recently rewatched it and got all emotional and I just wanted to share it with you guys in case you hadn’t seen it.

A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim Kay (you HAVE to read the one with the illustrations; they completely make the book for me) is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. The story is short and takes no time at all to read, but man, if it isn’t worth it. It’s heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time, and it’s one you’ll want to reread. At least for me. Let’s look at the teaser trailer, okay?

Okay, that’s freaking Liam Neeson as the monster/narrator and I’m so freaking excited with that casting. His voice is perfect. If you’ve read the book, you’ll also notice how similar the scene outside Connor’s window looks to the illustrations in the book. Beautiful.

I’m definitely nervous though. Like, I know book to movie adaptations are hardly ever done correctly, but I just want them to do this story justice. The teaser, while short, does look like it’s going to do a pretty good job. And, I mean, they’ve got Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, and the director of The Orphanage, J.A. Bayona, so it’s got to be at least halfway decent. ūüėČ

Find out more about the movie on IMDB. And check out the book on Goodreads.

Have you read A MONSTER CALLS? Are you excited about the movie?

I’m kind of obsessed with the new Harry Potter illustrations by Jim Kay

You guys may or may not be aware that JIM KAY (illustrator of¬†A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness) will be illustrating¬†Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone¬†(Philosopher’s Stone¬†in the UK), which will be coming out in October of this year! As a HUGE Potterhead, I’m obviously very excited about this, both because I always want more of this world and because I love Jim Kay’s illustrations. I think his dark, strange, and unique illustrations will be absolutely perfect ¬†Today, Scholastic released four images by Jim Kay (of Draco, Hermione, Ron, and Hagrid!). My favorite has got to be Draco (Draco is one of my favorite characters), but I also really love Hermione’s illustration (if you zoom in you can see all kind of cool engravings in the door – Lupin, Riddle, Snape). I do not own any of the images; they are available for download in¬†the Scholastic Media Room.

Draco Malfoy by Jim Kay

Hermione by Jim Kay

Ron Weasley by Jim Kay     RubeusHagridJimKay