Samuel L. Jackson has had his fair share of famous blockbuster movies, but is now collaborating with the famously unique director Tim Burton for a production of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, to be released in 2016.
This exciting new production is based on the novel by Ransom Riggs, with Jackson starring alongside the stunningly talented Eva Green, famously known for her role as Bond girl Vesper Lynd and her passionately tragic relationship with agent 007 Daniel Craig. Green is well known for her dark and mysteriously complex performances and, having worked with Burton for his 2012 production of Dark Shadows, she is no stranger to his off-the-wall ideas that have been hugely successful time and time again.
The novel is based on a young boy of sixteen who travels to an island, within which a withering building grasps his attention: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. He discovers that the former residents of this home were not of the ordinary, but possessed magical powers; the tales he was told as a young boy by his grandfather were not just fiction, but in fact true. Jackson, who is currently in the process of shooting his latest movie, The Hateful Eight, will play the role of Mr. Barron, a key character in the story.
The relationship between Burton and Jackson is causing a real buzz among film fanatics, and it’s a wonder they haven’t crossed paths before. The Pulp Fiction actor has played a variety of heroes in the past, so it’s a refreshing change for him to be playing the villainous Mr. Barron whilst working with Burton’s recognisably dark and artistic style. To be a bad guy in a Burton movie is a privilege, as he allows his cast freedom in their acting to really discover their characters.
This new adaptation of a well-known novel is going to be an excitingly complex film and hopefully one of Burton’s signature movies.