On paper, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is smack bang in the middle of Tim Burton’s wheelhouse, what with its fantastical elements and gothic themes, so it’s a wonder it has taken the filmmaker so long to adapt Ransom Riggs’ beloved novel for the big screen.
But with a theatrical release penciled in for the end of the month, fans of Burton’s MO won’t have too much longer to wait before the decorated filmmaker cordially invites us all into the twisting corridors of Miss Peregrine’s most peculiar abode. There’s still ample time for 20th Century Fox to stoke excitement, though, and sure enough today brings forth a pair of thrilling new clips designed to introduce a handful of those remarkable children. It’s tantalizing stuff, and we’re hoping Tim Burton’s latest can strike a balance between the whimsical and the fantastical in a few weeks’ time.
Anchoring the supernatural shenanigans is Eva Green as Miss Peregrine, overseeing a cast of freaks and geeks that comprises Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children will open its doors to moviegoers on September 30. The only question now is, will you be paying a visit to Tim Burton’s warped abode?
From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.