There's no filmmaker like Tim Burton, whose singular vision has produced films like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, Big Fish and others. The director is back in theaters this weekend with Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an adaptation of the popular Ransom Riggs novel. The material is right up Burton's alley, with the young Jake finding himself in a world of fairytales at the home of Miss Peregrine, where he meets the peculiar children she cares for. Unfortunately, the Wights are on the hunt for the peculiar children and Jake is forced to help them.
also comes at an important moment in Burton's career. His last few films since Alice in Wonderland
(2010) have failed to connect with audiences. Burton is hoping to rebound from the failure of Big Eyes
, which won Amy Adams a Golden Globe but nothing else during the 2014 awards season. Early box office tracking
shows that Miss Peregrine
might be just what Burton needs.
to meet the main cast of Miss Peregrine
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