Has Tim Burton returned to the Edward Scissorhands level of weird and wondrous that captured our hearts in the early ’90s? In the for his coming film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, we get at the depths of strangeness that exists within Ransom Riggs’ novel. A level of strangeness that exudes Burton-esque bits of vibrant eccentricity.
A curly-haired blonde with a monstrous mouth underneath her curls. Samuel L. Jackson with glowing eyes and white hair. A 24-hour time loop of magical protection. Could a book have been written that was more up Burton’s alley?
Filled with the director’s trademark mix of bright colors and outsider characters, this film promises a return to glory that Burton’s last few films were lacking, having failed to recall the cult status of his earlier work such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Batman.
Adapted for the big screen by Jane Goldman (Stardust), the story follows Jacob Portman (Asa Butterfield), a boy who follows his grandfather’s clues to a place for peculiar children, where he discovers a world of people with extraordinary abilities.
Eva Green, who was also in , is Miss Peregrine, the protective magical lady that shelters these children from a world of sinister people and creatures who’d want to use their abilities for evil. She calls on Jacob to help her in this task, and in this new trailer we get a look at Samuel L. Jackson’s glowing-eyed Barron, a man who has it in for the peculiar children.
With an X-Men style premise, but a heaping of trademark taste for the eccentric, this new trailer is certainly promising.
Does this taste of the film have you excited to see it?
“Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive.” – Ferris Bueller