Juan Antonio Bayona Is Attached to Direct A Monster Calls

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Deadline reports The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona is attached to direct A Monster Calls before taking on World War Z 2. An adaptation of the acclaimed children's fantasy novel of the same name, the story focuses on a young boy who, in a struggle to handle his mother's terminal illness, begins to be visited by storytelling monsters. It kind of sounds like both a more and less sad Pan's Labyrinth. The studio is aiming for a fall 2016 release and checking on ol' Hand-Eyes availability.