Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children?

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Tim Burton

Tim Burton is a master of twisted tales and he might be bringing another one to the big screen if he gets a chance to develop Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which features children that are slightly more than ‘peculiar.’

The man who brought us Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland is in talks with 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment to bring Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to the big screen, according to Deadline, and I think the chances of Burton getting the greenlight are pretty good because this story suits his style perfectly.

The book, written by Ransom Riggs, tells the story of a teenager that travels to an old, abandoned orphanage located on a remote island in Wales. The boy, Jacob, has been told fascinating stories by his grandfather about the children who lived there and Jacob wants to find out for himself if the stories were true. During his journey, Jacob learns much more than he bargained for when he discovers the truth about Miss Peregrine, her ‘peculiar’ children, and how his grandfather really learned all those tales he’s been sharing over the years.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Riggs’ novel blends fiction with old photography, with characters in the story being displayed in pictures that were taken long before Photoshop was created. Darkroom magic and a vivid imagination merge to create a story that does a great job of blurring the line between fantasy and reality. If anyone can bring this book to the big screen without losing the magic contained within the pages, it’s Tim Burton.

We’ll let you know if Burton gets the go-ahead for this one. In the meantime, keep an eye out for his latest works, Dark Shadows on May 11, 2012 and Frankenweenie on October 5, 2012.

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