Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) and Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) take the lead in this first magical trailer and poster from iconic director Tim Burton’s new fantasy movie, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
The upcoming film is based on the 2011 best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs and tells the story of Jacob “Jake” Portman (Butterfield), a teenaged boy who, in the wake of a horrible family tragedy, follows clues from his grandfather’s past and stumbles onto a mysterious orphanage run by the equally mysterious Miss Peregrine (Green); a shape-shifter who can turn into a bird. An ymbryne, she can manipulate time and create time loops to protect children with special powers from big, bad, scary monsters called hollows, or hollowgasts.
Released by 20th Century Fox, this whimsical and Burtonesque trailer centers on Miss Peregrine’s orphanage and its inhabitants, offering a peek at the children’s peculiar powers, which include invisibility, superstrenght and levitation. As for the character played by the luminescent Eva Green, Burton called her a “weird Mary Poppins like character - a strong and mysterious person who looks like she could turn into a bird. That’s Eva.” Check it out!
Here's a synopsis for the upcoming movie:
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 different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.
Along with Eva Green and Asa Butterfield, the movie also stars Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench and Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson. As for the movie’s peculiar children Lauren McCrostie stars as Olive, Pixie Davies as Bronwyn, Cameron King plays Millard, Ella Purnell plays Emma, and Thomas and Joseph Odwell are the twins.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children opens its doors Sept. 30.
(via Spinoff Online)