Whether or not you’re already a fan of Ransom Riggs‘ best selling trilogy, you’re likely to find some magic in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the latest feature film from director Tim Burton. Eva Green, who previously worked with Tim Burton on Dark Shadows, plays the title role as the headmistress of a school for “peculiars”: those born with extraordinary abilities. Whether the children are invisible, lighter than air, or even filled with bees, the class at Miss Peregrine’s are kept protected from the rest of the world through a special “loop” in time. It is when the loop becomes broken, however, than one young boy, Jake (Asa Butterfield), must find a way to protect the Peculiar children and, in doing so, perhaps discover his own peculiarity.
ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to sit down with Tim Burton and stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell to get an early look at the fantastic world of Miss Peregrine’s. In the player below, you can check out our video interviews wherein Tim Burton talks about some of the thematic ties between Miss Peregrine’s and his previous films and working closely with Ransom Riggs to bring the author’s peculiar world to life.
We have added x03 photos of Ella during the TedxTeen 2016 event at the IndigO2 in South London on January 16th 2016 …
We are so excited to share the first trailer for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The movie is based on the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggsand. Along with Ella stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson and will arrive in UK cinemas AUTUMN 2016. We have added x79 HD screencaps to the gallery, here.
Tim Burton is a filmmaker who always seemed drawn towards the peculiar. So his latest movie, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, strikes us as an ideal fit. Based on the book by Ransom Riggs, it’s a typically Burtonesque tale of fantasy and intrigue, detailing a magical orphanage populated with mysterious children and shape-shifting protectors. Empire has an exclusive first look at the film.
Eva Green, reteaming with Burton following their last collaboration on Dark Shadows, playing the title role of Miss Peregrine. Speaking exclusively to Empire, Burton describes Miss Peregrine as a “weird Mary Poppins like character—a strong and mysterious person who looks like she could turn into a bird. That’s Eva.”
This is a film dominated by fierce, powerful women – including Dame Judi Dench as Miss Avocet. “In the peculiar world, women are the protectors,” Burton explains. “Miss Avocet is the head of another peculiar school. But, much like the bird in her name, she’s a bit more of a nervous, flighty energy than Miss Peregrine.”
Here’s the full lineup of peculiar children, each endowed with unusual skills or powers. “I was a little worried about working with so many kids again,” Burton told us, “but they were all such professionals on set. You would never believe that it was some of these kids’ first big film.”
In a typically starry cast, Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell lead up the child actors, while Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, and Samuel L. Jackson join Green and Dench. Burton is directing from a script by Jane Goldman, adapted from Riggs’ novel.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children flies into US cinemas on September 30, ahead of a UK release on October 7. Be sure to pick up a copy of next month’s Empire (on sale March 31) for more exclusive tidbits.
We have added x92 various photos of Ella with friends and family. These have been collected by fans from various social media accounts… they also confirm that Ella is dating co-star and actor Asa Butterfield!
Although Ella only has a small part in the film, and shes not in the trailer, we are excited to share with you the full length trailer for TARZAN, the film is scheduled for release in July next year.
Skarsgård told USA Today how the classic plot will be tweaked for the 2016 version: “It’s almost the opposite of the classic tale, where it’s about taming the beast. This is about a man who’s holding back and slowly as you peel off the layers, he reverts back to a more animalistic state and lets that side of his personality out.”
Ella Purnell and Alex Lawther presented the award for Best British Short Film to producer Emilie Jouffroy and director Nina Gantz at The Moet British Independent Film Awards 2015 yesterday (December 6, 2015) in London. We have added 37 photos of Ella to the image gallery…
We have added x2,075 screencaps of Ella in Wildlike to the gallery. If you haven’t already seen the movie, you must – its great and Ella performance is fantastic!
It looks like Ella is dating her (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) co-star. The actress took to instagram to post this adorable video of them and wrote “6 weeks of waiting was more than worth one afternoon with you ? until next time my love, counting down the days“. Either that, or they’re making another movie together?!
Teen road trip movie Access All Areas has began its shoot at Bestival, the music festival held on the Isle of Wight that runs Sept 10-13. The production will then move to Bristol to film on location and will run for five weeks in total.
Bryn Higgins directs Oliver Veysey’s screenplay, which follows a group of frustrated teenagers who embark on a road trip to a music festival to escape their everyday lives. The cast includes Ella Purnell, newcomer Edward Bluemel, Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Jordan Stephens (half of the English hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks).
Writer Veysey is producing for new outfit Camden Film Co. alongside Bill Curbishley, who was a producer on Quadrophenia in 1979 and more recently worked on The Railway Man.