There's a new world coming. Watch the first trailer for Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, in theaters September 2016. 20th Century Fox has also released the poster for this fantasy adventure! Based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
From visionary director Tim Burton, Jake uncovers a secret refuge. 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.
Asa Butterfield stars as the 16-year-old Jake, a teen plagued by nightmares following a family tragedy. Taking the advice of his therapist, he sets off on an overseas journey to visit the abandoned orphanage where his late grandfather claims to have stayed as a young child. The place not only turns out to be real, but it is also a gateway to an alternate realm where kids with strange powers are attended too by a magical nanny named Miss Peregrine (Eva Green).
Written by Ransom Riggs in 2011, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was inspired by a collection of vintage photographs that the author found at various flea markets. Director Tim Burton was equally inspired by these books in creating this spooky family adventure, pulling from some of the unbelievable, otherworldly black & white images. About the photos upon which the movie is partially based, the director offers this.
"They're quite compelling. They remind me of old horror movies, or dreams. It was nice to shoot on location, to be connected to a place and geography while having people actually floating, as opposed to doing it all digitally."
Eva Green's Miss Peregrine also has special powers. She is an ymbryne, a shape shifter who protects her group of children from hungry monsters known as hollows. Tim Burton compares her to one of Disney's most iconic nannies. He states the following.
"She's like a scary Mary Poppins, and she can turn into a bird. Weird kids: It's something that I've dealt with and been interested in for a while. It's a weird family."
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children also stars Kim Dickens, Samuel L. Jackson, Allison Janney, Ella Purnell and O-Lan Jones. Along with the first trailer and poster, we also have the first three images courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Get your first taste of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in the sneak peek below. What do you think? Is this an instant family classic?