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A teaser trailer for A Monster Calls, filmed in the Colne Valley, has been released — and the opening shot should be familiar.

The fantasy drama, starring Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson, is due to be released in October 2016, but viewers can enjoy a glimpse of what's to come in an online preview.

Hollywood stars Neeson and Weaver came to Huddersfield last October to film scenes in Linthwaite and Marsden, and youngsters from Colne Valley High School appeared as extras in a scene being shot at the school.

But the first shot of the trailer features an entirely different star — Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

The opening shot of the teaser trailer for A Monster Calls
The opening shot of the teaser trailer for A Monster Calls

A section of the waterway has been used as a scene-setting shot as the trailer begins, showcasing the Colne Valley in autumn.

The film, based on Patrick Ness' children's fantasy novel, tells the tale of a young boy struggling to cope with his mother's terminal cancer and his isolation at school.

He is visited nightly by a monster who tells him stories in exchange for his own — and the unusual duo discover courage, loss and faith together.

The story was originally the idea of author Siobhan Dowd, who conceived the novel during her own terminal illness, but passed away before she could write it.

Click below to see pictures of the filming:

Ness was approached by Dowd's editor to take her idea and write the book.

The film adaptation is directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, with Lewis MacDougall as 12-year-old Conor and Theory of Everything star Felicity Jones playing his mother.

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Liam Neeson stars as the Monster, Sigourney Weaver as Conor's grandma and Toby Kebbell as Conor's father.

Superstar Sigourney Weaver (left) on set for filming of A Monster Calls at Linthwaite

Filming last October saw Colne Valley High School renamed the Thomas F Aldridge Comprehensive School for the film, with roads and some shops closed for three days.

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Sigourney Weaver was spotted on location by beady-eyed fans — but Neeson was a harder spot as he was filmed wearing performance capture suits like those used to create Golum in Lord of the Rings.