Broadsheet Trailer Park: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


Miss Peregrine

What you may need to know:

1. C’est le nouveau Tim Burton.

2. Adapted from Ransom Riggs’ best-selling children’s book.

3. Is it too late for Burton to produce something truly original again?

Probably… next on the director’s plate is a live action remake of Dumbo.

5. Samuel L. Jackson’’s look has been lifted straight from The Omega Man.

6.   With Batman v Superman out next week, it’s a good opportunity to remember Burton’s ill-fated attempt to put Nicholas Cage into the blue onesie. Check out Jon Schnepp’s utterly bonkers The Death of Superman Lives for the whole story.

7.We didn’t mention Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter once.

Broadsheet prognosis: The unbearable Burton of quirkiness.

Release Date: September 30.

(Mark writes about film, TV and other stuff at

32 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

        1. Clampers Outside!

          A quick look at IMDB… I think she leans more towards the fantastical than the period piece. It was certainly from the fantastical (used broadly) that I came to know her…. but yeah, she’s known for period pieces too…. both then :)

    1. meadowlark

      It really is fantastic. I doubt Burton’s capabilities to do it justice. He sodomized Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

      1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

        Do not even mention that film to me…. I just can’t even……. *sobs*

        I think this kind of film is more up his street, it should be ok

        *crosses everything*

        1. meadowlark

          I really hope so.

          I mean, Edward Scissorhands is just so good.

          Still, it could be worse. They could have let M Night Shamalamanananamamanomnom do it.

  1. Eamonn Clancy

    They removed Burton from his own bum part after he went up there years ago and disappeared?

  2. newsjustin

    It seems like a kiddie version of X-men? Looks intriguing. I see Jonathan Ross’ wife, Jane Goldman wrote the screenplay. She’s good.

  3. Nigeli

    The vibrant color pallete is a bit jarring as the spooky black and white photos in the book gave it a Victorian gothic aesthetic that to some extent disguised the fact that it was a YA X-Men-On-An-Island. Almost a pity they didn’t go with that look instead, it would have been distinctive. Eva Green’s phenomenal but it’s Burton so we’ll see what the word of mouth is like.

  4. meadowlark

    Live action Dumbo…

    I actually think I might cry.

    What did Dumbo ever do to you, Tim Burton?

  5. Elena

    I can’t help but drool every time I see Eva Green. She is just so so damn good in everything.

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