WHO’S IN IT?
Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Terence Stamp (Song for Marion), Judi Dench (Skyfall), Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Allison Janney (Juno), Ella Purnell (Never Let Me Go), Milo Parker (Mr. Holmes)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands), director; Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service), writer; Peter Chernin (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Jenno Topping (The Heat), producers; Michael Higham (Dead Cool) and Matthew Margeson (Eddie The Eagle), composers; Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis), cinematographer; Chris Lebenzon (Big Fish), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
After his grandfather Abraham (Stamp) mysteriously dies, 16-year-old Jake (Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and different times. He uses them to travel back to 1940, where he finds a magical institute run by strict headmistress Miss Peregrine (Green), which houses children with very special abilities such as invisibility, flight and superhuman strength. As he gets to know the children, Jake soon makes a promise to protect them from sinister enemies including the “Wights”, as led by Mr. Barron (Jackson), which may be easier said than done…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Tim Burton returns to the weird and strange realm of eccentric fantasy, with a story that sounds just like something he would have directed back in the earlier days of his career.