December 2, 2011

Jane Goldman And Tim Burton Could Make Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox is in talks with screenwriter Jane Goldman (Stardust, Woman In Black, Kick-Ass) to pen an adaptation of the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. Jane is the writing partner of director Matthew Vaughn and helped put together the script for X-Men First Class. She is also expected to work the First Class sequel for studio as well. Interesting enough is that they say Tim Burton could end up directing. One thing that's been holding Burton back over the years is being plagued by sketchy/rushed scripts so hopefully this project along with Dark Shadows (co-written by Seth Grahame-Smith) will bring him back to his former glory.

Jacob is 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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