Tim Burton may finally have his own superhero franchise‚ÄĒalbeit without the spandex‚ÄĒwith Miss Peregrine‚Äôs Home For Peculiar Children. Based on the book by Ransom Riggs, the film follows a newcomer (Asa Butterfield) joining a home for extraordinary youths with gifts that make them different from the outside world. Shepherded by the titular headmistress (Eva Green), Jacob Portman soon discovers a world full of frightful ‚Äúpeculiarities‚ÄĚ (including, presumably, some of his own).

Of course, all is not well in the land of the peculiar as the trailer hints at Nazi bombing campaigns and a group of monsters called ‚ÄúThe Hollows‚ÄĚ (led by Samuel L. Jackson) intent on hunting down the children for their abilities. The whimsical Gothic look seems right in Burton‚Äôs wheelhouse, and millions around the world have loved the book. But it remains to be seen how it will all translate to screen.


Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children will be released in the U.S. on September 30.