Samuel L. Jackson Featured In New Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Photo

When you have the ability to control air like Emma Bloom (played by Ella Purnell) from Miss [...]

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When you have the ability to control air like Emma Bloom (played by Ella Purnell) from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, you can create bubbles of air to breathe underwater or float up into the sky like a hot-air balloon; it also gives you super-breath, just like Superman, allowing you to blow an opponent away from you, keeping them at a safe distance.

The latter is shown off in a new still and storyboard image that 20th Century Fox has just released (via EW). In it, we see Samuel L. Jackson's Barron, the white-haired leader of Wights, being pinned against a brick wall due to Emma's peculiarity.

"Emma has taken on the mantle of trying to get rid of Barron or get him out of the picture long enough for Jake to finish the rescue mission they're on," screenwriter Jane Goldman explained to EW.

After Jackson was added to the cast, his role was beefed up. "He brings so many different shades of scary," Goldman explained. "He never runs out of new ways of being intimidating."

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From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes 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.

The film is directed by Tim Burton (Batman Returns) and the screenplay was written by Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class), based upon the novel written by Ransom Riggs and published by Quirk Books.

The cast features Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children hits theaters September 30th.