I can't think of anyone better to be directing Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children than Tim Burton. The best-selling book by Ransom Riggs just reads like a story created for the visionary director. For those not familiar with the book, it is a moving, tense and a delightfully strange novel. In the book, teenager Jacob yearns to learn the truth about his grandfather's past after he is murdered. This leads Jacob to follow clues to an abandoned orphanage, where he meets some strange characters along the way, including monsters, and gets involved with some peculiar time traveling to piece together the mystery. This unconventional book combines both narrative and real photographs, connecting the reader even more to the tale.
The new teaser for Tim Burton's film adaption is just as strange as the story itself!
It all begins with a slow ticking clock...
At a first glance this looks like it could be a promotion for Alice: Through the Looking Glass...
Alongside the clock, we can hear the familiar song ''Run Rabbit Run" by Flanagan and Allen playing on loop in the background. It'll probably get stuck in your head after watching this.
Check out the loopy trailer below.
After watching this, you are probably thinking, just like I was at first, "that's the trailer?" But it all goes far deeper than just a ticking clock. The whole plot involves the characters caught in a time loop, if you combine this with the teaser, it makes a little more sense.
The author has been keeping an eye on how the film develops
Ransom Riggs, the author of the novel, popped in to see the production, which he revealed via Facebook.
"Hurrah, I'm finally able to share a little bit of behind the scenes stuff from the movie! Here's me meeting Tim Burton for the first time with my mom and Tahereh, on the Miss Peregrine set in Florida. Truly a surreal moment."
What else can we look forward to?
Dark Shadows actress Eva Green will be reunited with Burton once more, and some of the other cast include Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.
The script for the movie has been adapted by Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class), and I can only imagine how much of a visual treat is in store for us.
We still have a little while to wait, as the movie is scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2016. With this long wait, I can already sense some more teasers coming our way soon.