Eva Green & Tim Burton To Reteam for ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Adaptation

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Filmmaker Tim Burton is very much a fan of working with the same actors on more than a single project – (in)famously so where it concerns Johnny Depp – and he looks to keep that practice alive in the future, including with his upcoming film adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ popular novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Variety is reporting that Eva Green has entered talks to play the Miss Peregrine character, who in Riggs’ book is (or, rather, was) the caretaker of an orphanage for children who possess strange and mysterious abilities – in other words, she’s the Professor X to the eponymous Home for Peculiar Children. The protagonist of Riggs’ novel, however, is teenager Jacob, who goes to investigate Miss Peregrine’s “Home” years after it’s been closed down, having long heard stories about its (former?) inhabitants from his recently-deceased grandfather.

Green and Burton previously worked together on the modern film adaptation of the cult 1960s supernatural soap opera, Dark Shadows; although that movie was generally not received with open arms, most would agree that Green was one of the picture’s highlights. Likewise, Green’s alluring, occasionally gonzo (in a good way, mind), screen presence has allowed her to feel right at home in the high-art pulpy horror world of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. And who isn’t at least a little excited to see Green portray Frank Miller’s take on the femme fatale archetype in next month’s sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For?

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Eva Green and Tim Burton filming ‘Dark Shadows’

Just as Green is a more-than-fitting choice to play in the cinematic version of the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children universe, so is Burton to lend his darkly-kooky vision to adapting Riggs’ source material – a combination of original prose and spooky vintage photographs collected by the author. Plus, Miss Peregrine’s Home screenwriter Jane Goldman knows her way around this sort of territory, having previously done fine work on the Gothic supernatural horror novel adaptation The Woman in Black.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was once set to begin its theatrical release on July 31st, 2015, but Variety is reporting the project has a February 2015 start date lined up – meaning, the film’s release is certain to be pushed back. We’ll let you know what the new release frame for the film is, once we do. Meanwhile, Burton will release his artist memoir Big Eyes in theaters on Christmas Day this year.

Source: Variety

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  1. Will PAY to see the astoundingly beautiful Eva Green. She our my goddess.

    How about that scene in the last “300″ flick ? Brutal and erotic , Eva has it all.

    Eva, we love you.

    Extra love and thanks to Barbara Broccoli for casting Eva Green in “Casino Royale.”

    • Edit:

      * She is our Goddess.

  2. The novels were a lot of fun, so I’m pumped for the movie! I hope they make the hollows as frightening as they were in the books.

  3. Why was my first reaction “Eh, another Tim Burton movie”, I really feel like Tim Burton used up all his good will. His version just doesn’t seem original anymore.

    • He and M Night Shyamalan.

      Burton always comes across as that student who left and went out on his own because he thought his talent was greater than that boring tech stuff, after wowoing people after a couple of efforts it became apparent his skill set was actually pretty limited.

      Not saying that is the case but he comes across as having a very limited range. Send him back to school.

  4. Jane Goldman also hosted her own paranormal investigation show some years back (I’d like to say 6 years ago), looking into things such as ghosts, witches, seances, dowsing along ley lines and other things.

    She knows her stuff, basically. Plus she’s married to British TV presenter Jonathan Ross so gets her love of comic books from him.

    Based on that alone, I’d be interested because like someone else said, Burton used up all his goodwill (his last great film in my opinion released in 1993).

  5. I just adore this woman. She’s a fantastic actress, an unbelievably sexy woman and for sure the ideal dame to kill for in Rodriguez and Miller’s unique “Sin City” universe. Can’t wait to watch “Sin City: A dame to kill for” and obviously her new collaboration with Burton. Eva was incredible even in “Dark shadows”. To steal the show in a Tim Burton / Johnny Depp film, well, that’s really something.

    • How about that scene in the last “300″ flick ? Brutal and erotic , Eva has it all.

      • The funny thing is, she’s admitted in interviews that she’s incredibly, almost painfully shy and acting is her outlet for that, otherwise she’d be happy spending her life as a recluse.

        In Eva’s case, I’m grateful for that kind of shyness because I’ll be damned if she doesn’t give a mesmerising, powerful performance in everything she does.

        • Oh yeah, man. She’s for sure an actress to be obsessed with and really a dame to kill for! Amazingly talented and sexy as hell. I’ve watched a ton of her interviews and she clearly is an extremely shy person. It’s so great she gives her all in every film she’s in.

      • You’re damn right she does, man. That scene in “300: Rise of an empire” was rough and sexy as hell. Loved it!

  6. The first book was okay, and I do plan to snag the second book soon. However, there were some storytelling problems in the first book, and I hope they solve them in the screenplay. I just hope we get good Burton not “throw everything at the wall” Burton

  7. If i go to see that it’s because of Eva, not Tim. Burton has gone Titanic. Haven’t seen a single Burton movie after Alice. The movie was so insanely bad.

    • See it for Eva….

    • See it for Eva…. How about that scene of hers in the last “300″ flick?

      How brutally erotic. Eva has it all.

      • I most likely will :) Eva also had that nude scene in Penny, almost lost my mind :) I haven’t actually seen the 300 sequel so that’s my rental for the day!

  8. Damn, I want a woman like her. I need to be in Europe.

    • She has a twin sister. Just thought I’d throw that out there.

    • She is absolutely to die for :) I’m in Europe but I doubt my changes are any better than yours