Opening this weekend 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 Tim Burton for an exclusive interview. He talked about his Japanese monster collection and whether or not he opens the packaging, how he was interested in Miss Peregrine after just seeing the book cover, why he doesn’t like to show his films before they’re done, the awesome use of stop-motion in Miss Peregrine, and more. Check out what he had to say in the video above.