The 2013 bestselling children’s book has just finished production on its live-action motion picture, set to be released this fall.
The film is about a twelve-year-old boy who is struggling with his mother’s terminal illness (as she goes through chemotherapy), a father that never seems to be around, being bullied at school and having to live with his cold and resentful grandmother. But every night after midnight a voice comes to him, which turns out to be a yew tree monster that tells him stories.
The book was written by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim Kay. The true creator of this story was Siobhan Dowd, who thought of the story while going through chemotherapy herself. Dowd passed away before finishing the story.
The film is directed by J.A. Bayoan (The Impossible) and stars Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver.