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  • KyleBailey
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    Starring: 
    Asa Butterfield as Jacob Portman 
    Eva Green as Miss Peregrine 
    Allison Janney as Jacob’s Psychiatrist 
    Ella Purnell as Emma 
    Finlay MacMillian as Enoch 
    Samuel L. Jackson as Barron 

    Adapted from Ransom Riggs’ novel of the same name, The film follows a teenager (Butterfield) who finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans who have special powers, from creatures who are out to destroy them. Green will play the titular character, who is guardian to these orphans. Janney will play Butterfield’s psychiatrist. Production has begun and the film is set for a March 4, 2016 release

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    Macbeth
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    Tim Burton hasn’t been good for over a decade now (Sweeney Todd being the sole exception) and I doubt this will have him improve on his increasingly declining quality of filmmaking. However, the subject matter is very interesting, and while I think Asa Butterfield and Eva Green are uninspired choices (Evan Bird and Tilda Swinton would have been much better choices for the leading roles) 

    This has the potential to be quite good, and this could be Burton’s equivalent to Hugo, but I am not holding out too much hope for it unfortunately, but I would love to be wrong.

     

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    babypook
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    I think it’s an above average YA novel, about on par with >The Hunger Games. Getting it onto the screen with Burton helming and that cast, makes me optimistic, to a point.

    I agree with MacBeth’s hesitation, although I like Eva Green and Asa Butterfield’s casting. Asa is terrific, and sometimes Eva is as well.

    It could be stellar.

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    Macbeth
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    I agree with MacBeth’s hesitation, although I like Eva Green and Asa Butterfield’s casting. Asa is terrific, and sometimes Eva is as well.

    I like Asa as well – he’s a very good young actor – but my problem is that this will be his FIFTH young adult novel adaptation, where he plays a very similar type of character as he did in the other four (young boy with wisdom beyond his years, overcoming some freaky and terrifying stuff) – I really don’t mind him as an actor but he just seems…obvious?

    I have never been a huge fan of Eva Green, but maybe this will change my mind. But my disappointment here is that I always envisioned Miss Peregrine to be played by Tilda Swinton, or someone of her ilk (although no one comes close to Queen Tilda in terms of her acting style and personality). 

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    babypook
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    [quote=”babypook”]

    I agree with MacBeth’s hesitation, although I like Eva Green and Asa Butterfield’s casting. Asa is terrific, and sometimes Eva is as well.

    I like Asa as well – he’s a very good young actor – but my problem is that this will be his FIFTH young adult novel adaptation, where he plays a very similar type of character as he did in the other four (young boy with wisdom beyond his years, overcoming some freaky and terrifying stuff) – I really don’t mind him as an actor but he just seems…obvious?

    I have never been a huge fan of Eva Green, but maybe this will change my mind. But my disappointment here is that I always envisioned Miss Peregrine to be played by Tilda Swinton, or someone of her ilk (although no one comes close to Queen Tilda in terms of her acting style and personality). [/quote]

    Anyone next to Tilda seems like a bust. Lol. I agree. I havent seen Ten Thousand Saints or X+Y yet;  close to noone appears to have seen it. But his costars are enough to make me want to see both films. Eddie Marsan, Sally Hawkins reunited; Ethan Hawke, Hailee Steinfeld again, and notable others.

    I cant help but root for the cast, Director, and success of the film. But it isnt a conventional YA novel imo. Closer to Boxtrolls in theme and tone. I guess we’ll (hopefully) see a good adaptation.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Has Tim Burton finally kicked Johnny Depp to the curb? (I love Johnny as much as the next person, but… Dark Shadows… that is all)

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