It’s X-Men meets Harry Potter in the first trailer for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton's latest offering focuses on a group of gifted youngsters

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Another big book franchise is coming to the big screen this year: Tim Burton takes the helm of Miss Peregine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based on the best selling novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs.

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The book tells the tale of a boy named Jake (Asa Butterfield) who discovers a home for children on an abandoned Welsh island after a family tragedy.

It’s there that he meets Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) and the peculiar children, all of whom have extraordinary abilities, and need protecting.

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The film comes courtesy of former X-Men First Class writer Jane Goldman so it’s little wonder it’s got that X-Men vibe about it. And if the trailer is anything to go by, it’s all a bit Harry Potter meets The Spiderwick Chronicles with a dash of the dazzling Stardust thrown in.