If there is one thing we have come to count on from director Tim Burton, its a unique experience. The adaptation of the best-selling Random Riggs young adult fantasy novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, is the lastest installment in Burton’s big screen magic.
A new clip from the film has been released to promote the film and celebrate “Loop Day”, which is September 3rd. It was this time last year that 20th Century Fox released the first viral clip to celebrate the mythical “Loop Day”, which is a focal point of Burton’s film. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was later pushed back from its original spring 2016 release date to the end of September, so we get yet another year of celebration.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children revolves around Jacob (Asa Butterfield) – who, following the death of his grandpa Portman, sets out to learn the truth about the strange stories his grandfather had been telling him about the eponymous place: an abandoned orphanage on a Welsh island that housed (houses?) children with “peculiar” traits. To learn more about the mechanics of “Loop Day” and how it relates to the residents of Miss Peregrine’s, you should watch the clip featured above.
Miss Peregrine is the second collaboration between Eva Green, who plays the title role in the film, and director Tim Burton, following Green’s wicked performance in Burton’s Dark Shadows. If you’re not familiar with the Miss Peregrine character, think of her as a dark and twisty Mary Poppins. The rest of the cast is peppered with dynamic children and a few well known actors, like Samuel L. Jackson, Allison Janney and Dame Judi Dench.
Fox also recently unveiled a handful of new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children TV spots, which you can watch below:
The Miss Peregrine world of “peculiars” fits perfectly inside of the Tim Burton wheelhouse, with lines that can be drawn between his other films, like Big Fish and Edward Scissorhands. The film has oft been described as the Xavier School For Gifted Youngers (X-Men), as envisioned by Tim Burton. Fittingly, the original novel by Riggs was adapted for the big screen by X-Men: First Class co-screenwriter Jane Goldman (whose other credits include The Woman in Black and Kingsman: The Secret Service).
The book series boasts two sequels in print, Hollow City and Library of Souls. The success of this film will likely dictate the possibility of potential sequels. Although, if the Disney Alice in Wonderland franchise is any indication, Burton isn’t likely to return for any such followups. Either way, here’s to hoping Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children turned out well and attracts a large audience, thus inspiring the enigmatic director to continue with the series.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children hits U.S. theaters on September 30th, 2016.
Source: 20th Century Fox
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