Patrick Ness is already a big name in children’s literature (deservedly so – his books are phenomenal) but this year could be the year that his name makes a huge impression in the zeitgeist. For one thing, he’s the head writer on BBC Three’s Doctor Who spin-off Class (which Stephen Moffat is touting as Britain’s answer to Buffy). For another, his book, A Monster Calls, is being turned into a movie that, if this trailer is anything to go by, is going to be amazing. The book is brilliant anyway, but director JA Bayona (The Orphanage, Penny Dreadful) has clearly brought a visual style and mood to the project that is going to mark it out as something quite unique. Enjoy.
A Monster Calls is released in the UK on 21 October.