20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. 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.
At the very least, this looks like a special effects extravaganza that’s beyond anything Burton has attempted to tackle before. The shorthand “Tim Burton’s X-Men” isn’t unwarranted, but it still looks like a fun time at the movies, and I’m eager to see what the director has accomplished with his latest feature. He definitely seems to have captured the fun part of his “peculiar” creation.
Check out the trailer below. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, and Rupert Everett. Scripted by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, 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.