How peculiar: Tampa Bay missing from first trailer for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Just over a year has passed since director Tim Burton filmed scenes around Tampa Bay for the supernatural adventure MIss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
He soon he forgets.
The first trailer dropped Tuesday for Burton's movie, based on a novel by Ransom Riggs, who grew up in Sarasota.
Tampa Bay was nowhere to be seen.
To be fair, Warner Bros. need to sell the extraordinary aspects of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, not the ordinary-ness Burton wanted to capture here. The story's young hero Jacob (Hugo's Asa Butterfield) needs something worth escaping to find adventure. A home in Belleair Bluffs obviously fit the bill, serving as home to Asa's ailing grandfather in February, 2015.
What made it into the opening salvo of marketing Burton's movie is, well, peculiar. We meet Miss Peregrine (Eva Green), and several members of her mutant household including an invisible boy, a kid with a movie projector eye, and a moppet with carnivore jaws on the back of her neck.
There's also a glimpse of Samuel L. Jackson as Barron, looking mighty evil with his corpse pallor and glowing eyes.
Much of the trailer focuses upon the relationship between Jacob and Emma (Ella Purnell), whose supernatural gift is the ability to control air, making her a nifty floating friend.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children opens in theaters on Sept. 30.