The new trailer for Tim Burton's new film looks like a cross between Harry Potter and the X-Men, and it is downright impressive.
Anything from the mind of Tim Burton will usually leave you asking yourself "what did I just watch?", while at the same time smiling at the weird satisfaction you got from watching it. The trailer for his new film, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, is no different.
Starring Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender's Game) and Eva Green (Sin City, 300, Casino Royale) and Dame Judi Dench, the trailer follows a couple of teens into a dark, mysterious realm where children with "peculiar" abilities are cared for by a headmistress with her own flights of fantasy. Burton calls her "a scary Mary Poppins." Complete with ominous ending, the trailer definitely looks and feels like a Burton creation.
"When I was first approached to direct Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children I was given a summary of the novel with all of the photos in the book," Burton says on his official Facebook page. "I was immediately intrigued by the haunting and mysterious pictures in Ransom Rigg's novel and knew I wanted to tell the story of those kids. A girl, lighter than air, a boy with bees living in his stomach, a woman who turned into a bird ... it was a world I wanted to explore. So I made a film about them."
As Burton said, the film is based on Rigg's 2011 best-selling novel based on a series of odd and eerie photos the author collected prior to penning the story. "They're quite compelling," Burton told Entertainment Weekly. "They remind me of old horror movies, or dreams."
Burton continues to be drawn to films about odd children, also having done Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. "Weird kids," he said. "It's something that I've dealt with and been interested in for a while. It's a weird family."
Source: Entertainment Weekly, photos by Jay Maidment