Based on the 2011 YA best seller by Ransom Riggs, the Tim Burton-directed Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is set for a September 30 domestic release via Fox. Eva Green stars as the titular head of an orphanage for kids with various oddities — from being weightless to invisible and pretty much everything else in between. Those “peculiars” and more are well on display in the first trailer above in what looks like a classic Burton playground.
Hugo‘s Asa Butterfield plays Jake, a 16-year-old who discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times — and uncovers Miss Peregrine’s secret island refuge. 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. He must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.
Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench and Samuel L Jackson also star in the fantasy adventure from Fox and Chernin Entertainment. Jane Goldman adapted for the screen.
The book spent 63 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List for children’s titles. Two follow-up installments, Hollow City and The Library Of Souls, were released in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Here’s a new poster for the pic: