Director Tim Burton has been rushed to A&E after an accident on the set of his latest film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars in Blackpool. The 56-year-old hurt himself while on a break from filming and was admitted to the city's Victoria Hospital.

Tim BurtonTim Burton was admitted to hospital after an accident in Blackpool

However, after a medical examination, the filmmaker was free to carry on filming, which is taking place around Blackpool Tower.

"Tim attended hospital with a minor injury, no breakages," his publicist confirmed.

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Based on Ransom Riggs' novel of the same name, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiars tells the tale of a boy who, after a horrific family tragedy, follows clues that take him to an abandoned orphanage on a Welsh island. The book has been a New York Times best seller and reached No.1 on the Children's Chapter Books list.

Production on the movie has only just arrived in Blackpool with Samuel L Jackson and Dame Judi Dench, while Eva Green, Chris O'Dowd, Terence Stamp and Rupert Everett are expected in the north-west too, alongside the film's teenage lead Asa Butterfield, who plays Jacob Portman.

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Alan Cavill, Blackpool Council's Director of Place, said: "For the next month Fox UK Productions is in Blackpool filming scenes for an upcoming feature film.

"Once the film is released we believe that Blackpool will be in the international spotlight which is fantastic news for the town and the businesses that operate here."

It was recently announced that Burton would direct a new live action remake of Dumbo at Disney. He's also committed to a sequel to the 1988 comedy Beetlejuice, with Seth Grahame-Smith writing the script. 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars is due out in March 2016.