Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will soon be capturing the imaginations of audiences worldwide and, in anticipation of that premiere, a new trailer has been released and it’s everything that might be expected from the mind of Tim Burton. In fact, author Ransom Riggs, who wrote the book upon which Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is based, must surely have been influenced by Burton’s previous works to have come up with such wonderfully weird children.
Tim Burton’s Vision Heavily Influences This Trailer For Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
A previous teaser for Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) took audiences on a tour of the headmistress’ weird and wayward children, introducing each of the peculiar children and giving a glimpse of the rare gifts that makes each child worthy of Miss Peregrine’s protection and attention. It was a fascinating glimpse into Tim Burton’s vision for Ransom Riggs’ tale, but it told little of the story to be told in the film, other than showing how one boy, Jake (Asa Butterfield), would be recruited to join the school.
Now, a new trailer for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children goes a little further in the way of giving us a plot for the film, which may be of greater benefit to those who have not read Ransom’s book. The trailer reveals that Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children are kept safe while confined within a time loop, but should that loop fail, the children and Miss Peregrine herself will find themselves at the mercy of the normal outside world, where they would all surely be persecuted – and even worse, at the mercy of the hollows.
The time loop fails, of course, and Miss Peregrine offers Jake the deal of a lifetime.
“…a loop preserves the last 24 hours. Reset the loop, and you can stay here forever,” says Eva Green’s Miss Peregrine.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Star Eva Green On Working With Tim Burton
Eva Green’s career has been colorful to say the least, and while she may be most recently known as Vanessa Ives in Showtime’s suddenly canceled Penny Dreadful, Green has starred in a number of genre favorites and commercial hits. Acknowledging this only makes Eva’s statement that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has given her her favorite role to date that much more titillating. Green reveals that she took the lead role in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the opportunity to work with Tim Burton once more. Previously, Eva played Angelique Bouchard in Burton’s Dark Shadows reboot.
Also attracting her to the role was the fact that she would be able to transform into a peregrine falcon, an enticement only diminished by the opportunity to work with a large cast of children.
“Just working with Tim again was a huge inducement. And I love the story and the character. She was so wild, unlike anyone I’ve ever played and I was so excited to work with so many children,” said Ms. Green. “Playing a bird was a new challenge! The fact that she transforms into a falcon helped me to find the physicality of the character. Tim likes to call her ‘Scary Poppins‘!”
Eva Green comes to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children just after having won a Golden Globe for her Penny Dreadful role and, while she admits to feeling honored by the win, Eva says she was very nervous. It seems social events, like awards banquets, stir up the butterflies in Green’s stomach.
“I’m always very nervous and feel out of place in these big events, afraid I’d get Tourette’s and completely lose it! Ha!”
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is scheduled for a September 30 theatrical premiere.
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