A Monster Calls script
Synopsis: A Monster Calls is a 2016 Spanish fantasy drama film directed by J. A. Bayona, and written by Patrick Ness based on his own eponymous novel. It stars Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson.

13.

13 InT. conor’s kitCHEN - momentS LATER 13

On the counter, there are now BAGS OF GROCERIES and a closed

CARDBOARD BOX with a POST-IT NOTE on it. Conor reads it,

doesn’t react.

Opens the groceries. They’re FULL OF MEDICINAL-LOOKING HEALTH

FOOD. Conor makes a face.

CuT TO:

Conor prepares himself breakfast. The toast is burnt. Conor

scratches the burnt stuff off with a knife. The black dust

falls on the white plate. He makes a couple of strokes on the

dust with his finger and creates a drawing.

14.

14 InT. conOR’S KITCHEN - MomenTS LATER 14

Conor throws away his leftovers (there’s a lot he didn’t

eat), and washes the breakfast dishes on the sink. He stays

there for a moment absentminded staring out the window.

15.

14A

EXT. CHURCHYARD HILLTOP/ CONOR’S HOUSE- MomenTS LATER 14A

CONOR’S POV - A yew tree stands in the churchyard at the top

of the hill in front of the house.

16.

15 Int. conoR’S KITCHEN - mornING - MomenTS LATER 15

He finishes packing his school bag with books and papers.

Looks at the clock again. There is something he needs to

check.

He opens a drawer of the kitchen table and slams it shut

making a loud dry noise. He waits there.

MUM (o.S.)

(faint)

Con? Is everything alright?

Finally.

Conor

Yes Mum! It slipped from my hands!

I gotta go or iI'll be late!

MUM:

Ok! Rush!

17.

15B Int. conoR’S KITCHEN - mornING - MomenTS LATER 15B

CONOR’S MUM leans against the kitchen counter with a cup of

tea, scarf tied around her head. She’s clearly undergoing

CHEMO-THERAPY:
thin, pale, bald. Exhausted, but facing it

well. Conor SWEEPS up the glass.

Mum

You’ve had breakfast?

ConoR

Yes, mum.

She gives him a look. She may be ill, but she’s still Mum.

Conor (CONT’D)

(exasperated)

Toast, cereal and juice.

(mum sees no sign)

I washed the dishes.

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Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness (born October 17, 1971) is an American author, journalist and lecturer who moved to London at the age of 28 and now holds dual citizenship. He is best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls. more…

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