Acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton released a new film three weeks ago, entitled “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (PG-13). The film is based on the novel by Ransom Riggs, and Jane Goldman developed the screenplay. It stars Eva Green and Samuel L. Jackson, is 127 minutes long, and was shot with film/digital/3-D formats. According to IMDB, its budget was $110,000,000. It made $28,871,140 and grossed $34,000,000.
“Miss Peregrine” was produced by Twentieth Century Fox and was filmed in Florida, Belgium, and England. The film thrusts audiences into a whimsical adventure world when protagonist Jacob discovers that his powers will help save his friends from their dangerous enemies.
The film blends Burton’s imaginary style with Goldman’s modern format. It also pays homage to the late Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion animation skeleton scenes from Don Chaffey’s 1963 “Jason and the Argonauts” starring Todd Armstrong.
California Institute of the Arts graduate Burton has been making films since his 1979 “Stalk of the Celery Monster”. He is known for films such as “Vincent” (1982), “The Fox and the Hound” (1981), “The Black Cauldron” (1985), “Beetlejuice” (1988), “Edward Scissorhands” (1990), “Batman” (1990) and the still popular “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993).
After his most recent, “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” (2012) and “Alice, Through the Looking Glass” (2016), he is currently in production on “Beetlejuice 2”. The Hollywood buzz is that Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder will reprise their former roles.
According to movies.disney.com, “Alice” comes out on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital HD on October 18 coinciding with Halloween. For more information about “Beetlejuice 2” and “Miss Peregrine”, visit www.timburton.com, and www.foxmovies.com.