Having received its world premiere at Fantastic Fest, USA, on Sunday 25 September, Ingenious film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been praised as ‘breathtaking’ and ‘genius’ by The Times.
Based on Ransom Riggs’ bestseller and directed by Tim Burton, the film follows a lonely teen called Jake (Asa Butterfield) who, while grieving for his grandfather, stumbles into the magical world of Miss Peregrine (Eva Green). The mysterious half-bird, half-human runs a boarding school for supernatural children, or ‘peculiars’, on a remote island off the Welsh coast. As the peculiars take on the ‘forces of evil’, led by characters Barronand Ornothologist(played by Samuel L. Jackson and Rupert Everett) culminating in an epic battle in Blackpool, a beautiful romance blossoms between Jake and Emma (Ella Purnell), a peculiar who can manipulate air and will float away unless strapped into iron-clad platform sandals.
The film also stars Judi Dench, Chris O’Dowd and Terrence Stamp, and was released globally on 30 September 2016.