This fall, one of the most beloved young adult novels will finally be brought to life on the big screen when Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children hits theaters on September 30. The second trailer debuted back in June, with a preview taking us inside this bizarre home last month. As we get closer and closer to the release, today we have a behind-the-scenes video, where author Ransom Riggs takes fans deep into the production.
20th Century Fox debuted this new preview on their YouTube page, where Ransom Riggs takes fans on a tour of the house that was used for the production in Belgium, dubbed Castile Torenhof, which the author reveals is very close to what he had imagined the house would look like. The author also reveals that director Tim Burton took the ideas laid out in his book, and made them bigger and more vibrant. We also learn that the grounds of this house are these children’s entire lives, because if they left, they would be eaten alive by Hollowgasts, and we also see plenty of footage from the movie, including a peculiar garden where massive carrots are planted.
From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake 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.
The ensemble cast includes Eva Green as Miss Peregrine, Asa Butterfield as Jake, Ella Purnell as Emma, Cameron King as Millard, Lauren McCrostie as Olive, The Odwell Brothers as The Peculiar Twins, Pixie Davies as Bronwyn and Samuel L. Jackson as Barron. The supporting cast is rounded out by Allison Janney, Finlay MacMillan, Justin Davies, O-Lan Jones and Cameron Greco. Written by Ransom Riggs in 2011, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was inspired by a collection of vintage photographs that the author found at various flea markets.
This adaptation will be going up against Lionsgate’s Deepwater Horizon and Relativity’s Masterminds when it hits theaters on September 30. It will also be facing A24’s American Honey, Magnolia’s documentary Danny Says, Bleecker Street’s Denial and FIP’s M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story in limited release. Take a look at this preview below, and stay tuned for more footage from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.