While we wait to see if Tim Burton does indeed direct a big screen adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the name of the screenwriter “in talks” to pen the script should help nudge him in the direction of saying yes. Read on for the details!
Per Deadline Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class, The Woman in Black) is in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to adapt Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the Ransom Riggs novel that Chernin Entertainment is producing.
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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