Focus Features has released a new featurette for A Monster Calls with author and screenwriter Patrick Ness chronicling the story’s journey from inception through to book to screen. More than that, this is a cut above your average featurette because it looks simply beautiful. No matter what the script’s like, this film is promising to be a stunning visual feast. It’s directed by JA Bayona (The Orphange) with production design by Pan’s Labyrinth’s Eugenio Caballero. It’s set for a UK release on 1 January.