Now playing in theaters is Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Based on the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs, the film stars Asa Butterfield as a young boy who stumbles upon a secret refuge for supernaturally gifted youngsters, headed up by the mysterious Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) only to learn that the children are in danger from ever-growing malevolent forces. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, and Rupert Everett and was scripted by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class). As a fan of Burton’s work, I’m happy to report the film is a lot of fun. It’s also one of those times where the material and director are perfectly suited for one another. Definitely recommended.
At the New York City press day, I sat down with Jane Goldman for an exclusive interview. She talked about collaborating with Tim Burton, writing for budget, how she likes to work, if she has a lot of unproduced screenplays, and more. In addition, with Goldman having written the first Kingsman: The Secret Service and the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, with Matthew Vaughn, I asked her about the action and story and she revealed the sequel is “more crazy than the first one.” Check out what she had to say in the video above.