Take a look at the new Tim Burton on the flip…
There is no doubt that this is a Burton film, especially by the use of color, make-up, and general production design are a dead giveaway for what has become the recognizable aesthetic for Burton’s films.
The look of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is similar to Dark Shadows, as is the narrative arc, at least from the first look of things. The trailer focuses mainly on the plethora of special-powered youngsters at the titular home, most prominently Asa Buttefield‘s Jacob, run by the head mistress of the title (Eva Green), but we do get a gander at Samuel L. Jackson‘s Barron and a monster that looks like a more elaborate version of one of the mutts from The Hunger Games. It is almost reminiscent of Beetlejuice.
Whether this will all end up being a more expressive, nuanced vision of the power of idiosyncrasies, like Dark Shadows, or a less rousing, safe one-off like Alice in Wonderland or Big Eyes it is still very much up in the air, and will remain there until September.
Here is the Plot Line:
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.
Director: Tim Burton
Screenwriter: Jane Goldman
Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children hits theaters on September 30th, 2016.