If there’s one thing Tim Burton knows as well as any other filmmakers out there (if not better), it’s that anything can be deemed peculiar. That’s exactly why he seems like the perfect choice to get behind a big screen adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
According to Deadline, Tim Burton is in early talks to come aboard Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the Ransom Riggs novel that 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment acquired last spring. Burton is in talks to develop the book as a potential directing project, and he would be involved in setting a writer to adapt the tale.
The story “involves Jacob, a 16-year-old whose childhood was filled with stories his grandfather told him about an orphanage for unusual children. Among the residents: a girl who could hold fire in her hands, another whose feet never touched the ground, and twins who communicated without speaking. When his beloved grandfather dies unexpectedly but leaves a message behind for his grandson, the teen heads off to his grandfather’s home on an isolated island off Wales. There he discovers the abandoned remains of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It is in great disrepair, and as Jacob explores its bedrooms and hallways, he can see the children were more than peculiar; they might have been there because they were dangerous. And he can’t shake the feeling they are still lurking around.”
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