New Tim Burton Movie Begins Filming Locally Next Week

St. Pete/Clearwater (Feb. 17, 2015) - The next big film project to feature St. Pete/Clearwater is set to begin filming on both sides of the Bay next week.

Critically-acclaimed director Tim Burton and star Eva Green are part of the group that will spend two weeks filming in the region for the Twentieth Century Fox production "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." The movie is based on The New York Times best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs, a Florida native.

Burton's very familiar with Tampa Bay having shot portions of "Edward Scissorhands" in the area back in 1989. He's also directed "Beetlejuice," "Batman," "Sleepy Hollow" and more than 25 others. Green is best known for her role in "Casino Royale," playing alongside Daniel Craig back in 2006.