Tim Burton Eyes Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children


Tim Burton could be planning a stay at Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Deadline reports that the director is interested in helming the 20th Century Fox adaptation of the children’s book by Ransom Riggs.

The book, which combines text with black and white photos, was released this past summer 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 Peregrine’s 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 Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

Burton’s upcoming projects include the Gothic soap opera adaptation Dark Shadows and stop-motion features Frankenweenie and The Addams Family.

Riggs, meanwhile, is also the author of “Strange Geographies,” a series of offbeat travel essays hosted on his blog, accompanied by photographs. You can read the first chapter of Miss Peregrine by clicking here.