Tim Burton Reveals Why He Wanted to Direct ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

     August 28, 2016

Opening on September 30th is something I can’t wait to see: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Based on the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs, the Tim Burton 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. JacksonElla Purnell, Judi DenchChris O’Dowd, Allison JanneyTerence StampKim Dickens, and Rupert Everett and was scripted by Jane Goldman (Kick-AssX-Men: First Class).


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Not too long ago I got to watch a number of scenes from the film, and was impressed by not only the visuals but the way the material seemed perfect for Burton’s imagination and love of all things “weird.” I left the presentation impressed and excited to see more.

Shortly afterwards, I got the opportunity to speak with Tim Burton. He talked about why he wanted to make the film, what he’s excited for people to see, the status of a Beetlejuice sequel, and more. Check out what he had to say in the video above, and then below you’ll find he synopsis and links to some recent coverage.

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.



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