Samuel L. Jackson Joining Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine' Adaptation
This week will see Samuel L. Jackson creating a little chaos as the bad guy in Kingsman: The Secret Service before he gets back into hero mode for The Avengers: Age of Ultron in May. And now we have word that Jackson will work with a director he hasn't yet collaborated with before. Deadline reports Tim Burton is recruiting the Pulp Fiction star for a role in his adaptation of the young adult fantasy novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children that's set up at 20th Century Fox. The film follows a young boy who discovers an orphanage on an island where children with special powers are cared for. Read on!
The story focuses on 16-year old Jacob Portman (Asa Butterfield of Ender's Game), who seeks the truth about his grandfather's past after he's murdered by a “hollow,” a creature thought to be imaginary. But in his search for the truth, Jacob meets a girl names Emma who can control fire, and takes him through some kind of time loop where he encounters a group of orphan children who have special powers but find themselves and the island where they live threatened by the hollows out to destroy them. Eva Green plays the title role, and now Jackson will play a character named Barron, who isn't specified to be a good guy or a villain, but maybe that's the idea. The film hits theaters on March 16th, 2016.