In advance of the opening of Tim Burton's new film, a pair of peculiar children went sightseeing in London.Onlookers were left puzzled as a pair of frankly scary-looking twins took to the Underground and popped up at commuter and tourist hotspots across the capital today. Acting in a particularly peculiar fashion, the figures were soon recognised as being two of the curious characters from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which is released in cinemas this Thursday.
Many confused and bewildered members of the public took to social media after seeing the twins playfully squabbling over a teddy bear, Oyster cards and even engaging in a very Victorian kickabout in front of Buckingham Palace. The sightings, at Finsbury Park tube station, Buckingham Palace and Hamley’s Toy Store, were later revealed to be an elaborate stunt to promote the film, which stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell and Samuel L. Jackson. The costumes worn by the six year-old actors were the actual robes and masks featured in the film.
From visionary director Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is based upon the best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs. In the film Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, and he also uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realises that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.
Starring Eva Green (Casino Royale, ‘Penny Dreadful’), Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Hugo), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, ‘Moone Boy’), Ella Purnell (Maleficent, The Legend of Tarzan), Allison Janney (Spy, ‘Mom’), Rupert Everett (St Trinian’s, My Best Friend’s Wedding), Academy Award nominee Terence Stamp (Superman, Song for Marion) with Academy Award winner Judi Dench (Skyfall, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Samuel L. Jackson (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Hateful Eight).
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children opens up across the UK on Thursday the 29th of September.
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