Tim Burton is the undisputed king of whimsical weirdness — and his latest film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children looks to be no exception!
Based on Ransom Riggs' novel, the upcoming fantasy tale stars Asa Butterfield as Jake, a teenager who tries to get over a family tragedy by embarking on a journey to find a fabled orphanage where his late grandfather said he once lived.
As it turns out, the orphanage turns out to be a mystical gateway to an alternate realm where children with bizarre powers are protected by a magical guardian — played by the wickedly stunning Eva Green!
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Burton refers to the Penny Dreadful star's shape-shifting character as a "scary Mary Poppins" — and based on the first visuals, we can totally see what he means!
During his stay, Jake finds a budding romance with an alluring "peculiar" Emma (Ella Purnell), who has the power to levitate — and had a special bond with Jake's grandfather.
But that's not all — audiences can expect plenty more "weird kids" to be in this peculiar family unit.
Other residents of the orphanage include Olive (Lauren McCrostie), Bronwyn (Pixie Davies), Millard (Cameron King), and a pair of creepy twins (Thomas and Joseph Odwell).
Wow! The visuals for this look stunning! And SO Tim Burton!
We can't wait to stay at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, set to hit theaters on September 30!
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