Cinematical was lucky enough to receive the one-sheet for Martian Child (click on the image above for a larger version), starring John Cusack as a guy who adopts a 6-year-old boy following the death of his wife in an effort to create a family. Problem is, the kid is convinced he's from Mars. I'm not sure what it was about this film, but practically every Cinematical writer requested to review Martian Child. And that never happens. Of course, it could have something to do with the love for Cusack; his creepy thriller 1408 did very well at the box office this past summer and folks are talking Oscar with regards to his leading performance in Grace is Gone.

Martian Child sort of combines elements from both of those films; here, Cusack plays a science fiction writer (he played a paranormal expert/writer in 1408) who's struggling to move past the death of his wife (which also happens to be the central premise in Grace is Gone). A film that tugs at your heart-strings and freaks you out? Nice. Joan Cusack and Amanda Peet co-star in the film which was based off David Gerrold's award-winning short story. So it's like K-PAX ... with a kid. I dig it. Martian Child lands in theaters on November 2 -- check out the trailer here.