20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for heir upcoming fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Directed by Tim Burton, the movie follows Jacob (Asa Butterfield) as he comes across Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children when following clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times. But as he gets to know the residents of the home and learn of his own peculiarity, the mystery and danger only deepen. The first images of the movie debuted last week, and just as those images did, this trailer gives off a very classic Tim Burton feel.
Is it just me, or this Tim Burton’s take on X-Men? Invisible children, kids who can fly, start fire and use super strength. If Fox went to Burton and asked him if he wanted to direct a X-Men movie, I’m almost completely confident that he would’ve said yes, but do something exactly like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children rather than stay true to the source material. With that said, I’m interested in what I see from it.
It’s no secret, Tim Burton has been on a bit of a dry spell lately. He’s taken a while and tried a few different things, some have worked and some haven’t. But for the first time in a while, I feel like he’s going back to what he’s best at, what he should be doing. I haven’t read the book personally, but if I was to watch this trailer without knowing who is involved, Burton would no doubt cross my mind pretty quick. Not to say that another director couldn’t take a crack at it. but it just feels like a Tim Burton property. Although I’ve never really been the biggest Burton fan, I’m always interested in something a bit on the outside, and hopefully Burton is able to bring some classic magic to it.
Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will be released on September 30th, 2016 and stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Dickens, Allison Janney, Chris O’Dowd, and Judi Dench.