Tim Burton Could Direct ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ Film


By Maryann Yin Comment

Dark Shadows director Tim Burton may direct a film adaptation of Ransom RiggsMiss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.

According to Deadline, Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping will produce the film. Riggs released his YA novel back in June and has since gone on a “whirlwind trip around the country” in search of more peculiar photos for a planned sequel.

Here’s more from the article: “[The book stars] 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.”

In the past, Burton has directed many literary adaptations including Alice in Wonderland, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow and Batman. Currently, he is producing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. (via Amazon.com Books)