20th Century Fox has released two new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children clips. Directed by Tim Burton, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs and 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). However, Butterfield’s character soon learns that the children are in danger from ever-growing malevolent forces.
In these clips, we get a slightly more specific sense of the world that the characters live in. Miss Peregrine explains that her main power isn’t turning into a bird, but in being able to reset time. She resets every day 24 hours so that nothing bad can happen within that time span, and the thus the peculiar children are safe. In the other clip, we get a look at the film’s villain (played by Samuel L. Jackson) who is apparently in a quest for immortality that involves killing the peculiar children. The clip also shows that despite his character’s bizarre appearance, Samuel L. Jackson is basically always playing Samuel L. Jackson.
Check out the clips below. The film also stars Judi Dench, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, and Rupert Everett. Scripted by Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class), Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children opens in theaters on September 30th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children:
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.