Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Releases Trailer

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children poster

I can’t think of a better match for a movie based on the odd novel about a group of children with exceptional abilities than Tim Burton. On one level, the movie of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children could be looked at as a kind of superhero story (since they, like the X-Men, are unusual but want to be left in peace), but the tradition is so much older. It’s a fantasy adventure involving wonders and mysteries and the chance of something different just around the corner. (There was a graphic novel adaptation, but I didn’t think it was very good.)

Out September 30, here’s the movie description:

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.

It stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, and Rupert Everett, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson, and the trailer is gorgeous:

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children poster



3 comments

  • David Oakes

    “Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, and Rupert Everett”

    I think I may bust.

    (OK, that is weird. I wonder why Stamp and Everett have never worked together before, check IMDv just in case, and find out they have, in 2005’s “Separate Lies”. Alongside David “Martian Manhunter” Harewood. It is truly a fan world.)

    “Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson”

    Lily meet Gilding. I mean, really.

  • Jim Perreault

    “… a kind of superhero story (since they, like the X-Men, are unusual but want to be left in peace), but the tradition is so much older”

    I’m not familiar with this particular tradition, could you cite some examples? I’d like to look them up.

    Thanks!

    The trailer does look gorgeous.

  • The tradition of a kid finding a hidden area of wonderful beings? Through the Looking Glass, The Phantom Tollbooth, Where the Wild Things Are… heck, I think you can trace that tradition as far back as The Secret Garden.

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