20th Century Fox has won the rights to develop a feature film based on the upcoming mixed media novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Variety reports.
The book, which combines text with black and white photos, is set for release on June 7th and is officially described as follows:
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived hereone of whom was his own grandfatherwere more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehowimpossible though it seemsthey may still be alive.
Riggs is also the author of “Strange Geographies,” a series of offbeat travel essays hosted on his blog, accompanied by photographs. A filmmaker himself, Rigg’s level of involvement in the still-nascent film version of Miss Peregrine has yet to be revealed.
You can read the first chapter of the upcoming book by clicking here.