Tim Burton is very big on the strange and gothic, so I can’t think of a project that is more Tim Burton-esque than Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Based on the book of the same name by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a fantasy story about a magical orphanage that houses children with strange powers. So, kind of like the Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters?
In any case, based on the first images that have been revealed, this is right up Burton’s alley. From the looks of it, this movie is going to be casually bizarre and weird and a little bit quirky (or a lot quirky, depending on how much Burton we’re getting).
Here are the first images and official synopsis:
As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
Burton has described the titular Miss Peregrine, played by Eva Green, as a “scary Mary Poppins” and judging by the crossbow, she’s definitely got the ‘scary’ part down. As for the rest of the cast, we have Asa Butterfield as the main character Jacob, Dame Judi Dench as Miss Avocet, the leader of another peculiar school, as well as Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett, Kim Dickens, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is scheduled for US release on 30 September 2015.
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