Eva Green takes lead role in ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

Enigmatic actress Eva Green who starred in blockbuster testosterone-filled movies such as “Kingdom of Heaven,” “300: Rise of an Empire” and “Casino Royale” takes lead role in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is based upon the debut novel by Ransom Riggs, published in 2011, an instant global hit and topped The New York Times best-seller list selling more than 3.1 million copies. A sequel, “Hollow City,” was published in 2014, followed by the final book in the trilogy, “Library of Souls.”

The book and movie’s heroine, Miss Peregrine is the protector of the Peculiars. Green, on her titular role calls her character “a kind of dark Mary Poppins-like figure who is rather eccentric and fearless, and who wields a deadly crossbow to protect her Peculiars. Her peculiarity is being an ymbrine, meaning she can manipulate time and take the form of a bird. Miss Peregrine, along with other ymbrines, uses this ability to create a time “loop,” in which she and the children live within a single day that repeats over and over again. This protects them from the evils of the world that exist outside the loop.

Miss Peregrine is an intriguing and sometimes mysterious character, capable of being a maternal figure to her young charges, as well as a fearsome opponent to those who threaten them. Her children are her life, and Miss Peregrine will do anything for them. She’s a ballsy character and a warrior.

“Miss Peregrine runs the home for the peculiar children, and she protects them from the outside world, from those monsters that eat children – they’re called Hollowgasts in the movie – and she will do anything to protect them,” explains Eva Green.

“She will risk her life and she will kill. And she is peculiar herself. She can transform herself into a bird. It’s quite complicated! She has this peculiarity as well, to manipulate time, so that the last 24 hours can be lived again. So every night she has that ritual of resetting the time,” adds Green.

Eva further says that at the heart of the film is a very powerful message. “I think in the outside world, these abilities would be seen as a handicap and these children would be persecuted because of that. But on this island, they’re kind of celebrated for being so unique, and the message in the film, for children as well as adults, it’s just, ‘be yourself, no matter how strange you are.’”

And Burton, she adds, is the perfect director to deliver that message in a stunningly original cinematic way. “That’s what Tim does best. I feel like he understands the hearts of outcasts, and he celebrates them. It’s beautiful.”

For the director himself, the ‘peculiars’ are outcasts because of who they are – is a theme that he related to instantly. “Obviously the superhero genre is alive and well, but with this I never quite saw it that way. I always felt this was a more human version of that kind of thing, and I always saw it as less of a superpower and more of an affliction,” he says. “It was a much more down-to-earth human level to me that I was attracted to.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will open September 28 in cinemas nationwide (also in 3D) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Asa Butterfield holds unique powers in ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

Asa Butterfield, known for his notable performance in “Hugo” that earned him Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Young Actor and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, stars in Tim Burton’s latest adaptation of the worldwide bestselling children’s book by Ransom Riggs with the same title, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” as a reluctant young hero who has yet to discover and harness his powerful peculiarity.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is the story of a family of outcasts – children who, because of their gifts, have to live outside of society – a love story with time travel, monsters and a powerful message at its heart that we should all be who we want to be. What makes the young Peculiars different is also what makes them able, strong and special. Miss Peregrine’s (Eva Green) home provides a safe haven from the outside world, which cannot comprehend or deal with the Peculiars’ special abilities. It’s also a refuge from their powerful enemies.

Each child has a unique peculiarity, including levitation, fire-manipulation and super-strength. The Peculiars’ capabilities are not limitless, and these young people are bound by most of the things non-Peculiars are. The new arrival at Miss Peregrine’s Home is Jake (Butterfield), the hero of our story. An outcast who eventually finds acceptance among the Peculiars, Jake is a typical American teen with the attending awkwardness. He feels that he doesn’t fit in, and doesn’t seem to be able to connect with anyone except his grandfather, whose death sets him on a journey of discovery.

Asa Butterfield describes his character as “living an ordinary life and thinks he will never make a difference in the world. When his beloved granddad Abe dies mysteriously, Jake travels to Wales with his father to find out about Abe’s past—and to find out if the special Home and its residents, which Abe had told Jake many stories about, really exist.”

Jake could never have suspected what was in store for him there. “What really stood out for me was how surreal everything was that was surrounding him,” Butterfield explains. “He comes from something that’s totally ordinary to joining something insanely different from what he’s used to. At Miss Peregrine’s Home, Jake must let go of everything he knows—or thinks he knows—and leave normal life behind.”

It’s a tremendous opportunity and challenge for Jake, and not unlike those many of us encounter in the everyday world. Although we don’t face the kind of extraordinary challenges and choices Jake has with the Peculiars, the bigger picture, says Butterfield, is all about “taking that next big step.”

Burton says Butterfield was right for the role because the young actor “has a special kind of sensitivity, and he’s a thinker. You could easily envision Asa being a Peculiar. He brings gravity to the role, like he’s always discovering something. Asa really conveys that Jake is going through what a lot of teens experience.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” also stars Eva Green, Judi Dench, Terence Stamp, Samuel L. Jackson with up and coming young stars Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie, Pixie Davies, Georgia Pemberton, Raffiella Chapman, Milo Parker, Hayden Keeler-Stone, Cameron King and Thomas and Joseph Odwell.

Come home to the cinemas (2D and 3D) and experience a visual spectacle when “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” opens September 28 nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ showcases stunning action, imagery

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience – “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” When Jake (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jake learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, he realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out what is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is rich with fantastical and immersive imagery, memorable characters, epic battles, and unique time travel manipulations—all brought to life by Tim Burton, in the grand style of his acclaimed films “Edward Scissorhands,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Most significantly, it is about embracing the original and peculiar in us all.

What makes the young Peculiars different is also what makes them able, strong and special. Eva Green takes on the titular role of Miss Peregrine, her home provides a safe haven from the outside world, which cannot comprehend or deal with the Peculiars’ special abilities. It’s also a refuge from their powerful enemies.

Each child has a unique peculiarity, including levitation, fire-manipulation and super-strength. The Peculiars’ capabilities are not limitless, and these young people are bound by most of the things we non-Peculiars are. “They just discover some creative uses for their abilities in certain situations,” says executive producer Derek Frey.

Choreographer Francesca Jaynes, whose credits include Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Dark Shadows” and “Alice in Wonderland,” worked with the young actors, focusing on the movements specific to each character’s special ability. But Jaynes notes that, “What was most important to Tim was conveying the humanity of the children. These peculiarities are not superpowers. It’s part of who they are.”

Burton filmed the action-packed conclusion on the Blackpool pier and in the Victorian circus at Blackpool Tower. Stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam (“Game of Thrones”) worked with the young actors portraying the Peculiars and all were pleased to take part in a thrilling escape sequence, where they must climb out of a window on the top floor of the Home and slide down its roof, amidst a torrential downpour. “All the children did their own stunts and were happy as anything to do it,” says Frey.

“Fans are going to get a no-holds-barred ‘Miss Peregrine’ experience,” adds Derek Frey. “It’s a full rendering of that story.” Perhaps no one is more pleased with that rendering than its original architect. “As someone who grew up loving Tim’s movies, it was so exciting to me that he was interested in my book,” says Riggs. “I said to myself, ‘Okay, well, this is genius. Tim is perfect for the material, and he’s going to make it all his own. I love where he went with the film.”

The impressive cast of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Chris O’ Dowd, Allison Janney, Judi Dench, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Rupert Everett, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie, Raffiella Chapman, Hayden Keeler-Stone, Georgia Pemberton, Milo Parker, Pixie Davis, Cameron King, Joseph and Thomas Odwell and Louis Davison.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will open September 28, 2016 in cinemas (2D and 3D) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Tim Burton turns ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ from bestselling novel to film

Highly acclaimed director Tim Burton brings Ransom Riggs’ bestselling young adult tome “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” to the big screen with the same title starring an ensemble of talented actors headed by Eva Green, Dame Judi Dench, Terence Stamp, Samuel L. Jackson, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Finlay Macmillan and Lauren McCostie.

With millions of copies sold and translated into 40 languages, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” has spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list and was named one of “100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime” by Amazon.com.

The movie adaptation of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” sees Asa Butterfield, who plays Jake growing up in suburban Florida. Listening to stories told by his much adored grandfather of his time in a magical home on a Welsh island and of the strange children with remarkable abilities, Jake believed that the stories came straight from his grandpa’s vivid imagination. But then, a frightening chain of events leads him to believe that the home -– and the “peculiar” children who lived there protected by Miss Peregrine – might indeed be real and he sets out to find it.

When he does, Jake is entranced by the eccentric band of youngsters who live there, trapped in a time loop living one day in 1940 over and over again. He also discovers that – just like his grandfather before him – he has a pivotal role in keeping them safe from the evil ‘hollowgasts’ who are hunting them.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will open September 28, 2016 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

WATCH: First look at ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

A whole new world and new set of unconventional new heroes with incredible powers will rise in the upcoming movie fantasy adventure “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” based on the bestselling adventurous novel of the same title by author Ransom Riggs.

Directed by Tim Burton and written by Jane Goldman, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” stars Eva Green in the titular role who heads the special home and protects the children living in it who possess extraordinary abilities. The movie also stars Asa Butterfield, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Kim Dickens and Samuel L. Jackson.

The movie introduces us to Jake (Buttefield) and his newfound world and friends when he discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. 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. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is and the amazing power that he possesses.

Check out the film’s trailer reveal here below.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will open in the Philippines this September 2016 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.