Tim Burton finds his normal in the new film, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Burton feels right at home at ‘Miss Peregrine’s’
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STORY: Quirky filmmaker Tim Burton debuts his latest project, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” The film is based on author Ransom Riggs’ book of the same name and tells the story of a young boy who learns about himself through the peculiar children at a home where it’s normal to be strange and different.
“It just seemed perfectly normal to me, that’s why I loved it. It’s just all the themes that, you know, feeling peculiar, those weird feelings as a teenager, weird family things and fantasy and reality mixed together,” said Burton. “You know, those are all things that I loved in Ransom’s book, it just spoke to me.”
“I think I would do anything for Tim,” said the film’s star Eva Green. “His projects are always very, very interesting and always been bonkers. And you know you’re not going to play a girlfriend, here I’m playing weird Mary Poppins that transforms into a bird. So it’s not every day that we do things like that.”
“I mean the whole experience is kind of unforgettable, I mean, I know that’s kind of cheesy,” said co-star Asa Butterfield. “But seriously, it’s such a privilege to be able to work with these guys and to see the way they kind of hold themselves and compose themselves.”
Samuel L. Jackson plays the villain and said the project came at the right time.
“I was in the middle of shooting ‘Hateful Eight’ and I got a call that said Tim Burton wants you for his movie. What? Awesome, because after this I’m going to need something light and airy and fun. So that was it. I read the script, read the book and was really caught by it,” he said.
“Then they sent me a rendering of what he wanted me to look like, and I was like, okay, this is good, this is very good,” said Jackson whose character wears white contact lenses and has wiry white hair.
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” opens in U.S. theaters on September 30.