For example, why is Emma (Ella Purnell) shown wearing lead shoes?
Why is Emma the one floating with a rope held by Jake (Asa Butterfield)? In the book, Emma has the "peculiarity" of being able to make fire with her hands. Olive (shown at far left in the film still below) is the one who is meant to be lighter than air. The film apparently switched their powers, and changed ages of characters, and it has fans flummoxed.
But the author is behind the changes, and proudly took to Twitter to show off the photos and reassure fans that everything is going to be even better than OK:
So! Eagle-eyed fans are noticing that Tim changed some things in the film. While the book and film won't be identical (& they rarely are)...— Ransom Riggs (@ransomriggs) March 4, 2016
... I totally trust Tim's vision. There's no filmmaker in the world better suited to adapt this book. All will be well!— Ransom Riggs (@ransomriggs) March 4, 2016
plus you have to admit Miss P looks pretty badass with a crossbow pic.twitter.com/lzkHsLlNhi— Ransom Riggs (@ransomriggs) March 4, 2016
@ransomriggs pls tell me the reason they've aged Olive & swapped Emma & Olive's powers isn't to make a love triangle situation with Jacob— Mathilde Tobin (@Mathilde_Tobin) March 5, 2016
It's not. That would be weird. https://t.co/m6YjG0OyTB— Ransom Riggs (@ransomriggs) March 5, 2016
Head to EW and Empire for more photos, including great shots of Eva Green as the title character, and Dame Judi Dench as Miss Avocet. The movie is scheduled to open September 30.
Are you disappointed about the changes, or will you stay in wait-and-see mode?
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