Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is an upcoming 2016 American-British fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jane Goldman, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs. The film stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. Filming began in February 2015 in London and the Tampa Bay Area. It is scheduled to be released domestically on September 30, 2016 by 20th Century Fox.
A 16-year-old boy named Jacob Portman accidentally works himself onto a mysterious island where he helps a group of peculiar, orphaned children at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, protecting them and leading them away from horrible creatures who are out to destroy them.
The Cast and The peculiar Children
Asa Butterfield as Jacob Portman, a young teenager who visits Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and is given the task/promise to protect the Peculiar Children. Eva Green as Miss Peregrine, the headmistress of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children with the ability to transform into a bird. Samuel L. Jackson as Barron, a mysterious creature in the form of a human called a "Wight". Chris O'Dowd as Franklin Portman, Jacob's father.Allison Janney as Dr. Golan, a Wight who is a master of disguise. Terence Stamp as Abraham Portman, Jacob's grandfather. Callum Wilson as Young Abraham Portman. Judi Dench as Miss Avocet.
Lauren McCrostie as Olive Abroholos, a lighter-than-air teenager who can control air and must be weighted down or attached to a rope.
Ella Purnell as Emma Bloom, a teenager who can make fire with her hands.
Cameron King as Millard Nullings, a boy with invisibility.
Pixie Davies as Bronwyn Buntley, a little girl with superhuman strength.
Georgia Pemberton as Fiona Frauenfeld, a wild-looking teenager with an affinity for plants.
Finlay MacMillan as Enoch O'Connor, a teenager who can bring dead things back to life for a short period of time.
Milo Parker as Hugh Apiston, a teenager who has an affinity for bees that live in his stomach.
Raffiella Chapman as Claire Densmore, a little girl with an extra mouth hidden under her hair at the back of her head.
Hayden Keeler-Stone as Horace Somusson, a teenager with prophetic dreams.
Louis Davison as Victor Buntley, the late brother of Bronwyn Buntley.
The film rights to the 2011 novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs were sold to 20th Century Fox on May 17, 2011.Chernin Entertainment also signed on to produce the film with producers Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping.Later on November 15 the same year, Deadline.com reported that Tim Burton was in talks to direct the film, and it was also revealed that he would be involved with the studio in setting a writer to adapt the novel. On December 2, Jane Goldman was reportedly hired to adapt the story as a screenplay for the film, while Burton was not confirmed yet.
On July 28, 2014, Eva Green was set to play Miss Peregrine in the film.On September 24, 2014, it was announced that Asa Butterfield was being eyed for the lead role as Burton's choice, but at that time he had not yet been offered the role. On November 5, 2014, Ella Purnell was offered for a role and was in final talks to join the film; it was also reported that Butterfield had been offered the male lead role and was the favored choice. On February 6, 2015, Samuel L. Jackson was added to the cast to play Barron, while Butterfield was also confirmed for the lead role. Terence Stamp, Chris O'Dowd, Rupert Everett, Kim Dickens, and Judi Dench were announced as being in the cast on March 12, 2015.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was previously set for a July 31, 2015 release.Later in August 2014, the film's date was shifted back to March 4, 2016 because the film's production was set to start in February 2015, making it difficult to meet original July 2015 release date. The film was pushed again to December 25, 2016, then to September 30, 2016.