With Dark Shadows looming around the corner, word reached us today that Tim Burton is in early talks to adapt Ransom Riggs’ dark novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ into a film. We ran a story on the book earlier this year, and the writer of the book even took time out to create his very own trailer for the book, and we have that trailer here for you, in it’s uncut form.
Judging by the trailer, and obviously the story, this could be well up Burton’s alley and could see him really back on form. There is no doubt that Dark Shadows will propel Burton back to the top of his game, but with a project as interesting as this now also possibly on the cards, 2012 is gonna be a good year for the great director. Burton is in talks to possibly direct the adaptation, and it is possible he will bring in his own teams to adapt the book. Check out the synopsis and trailer for the book below:
“It involves 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. 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.“
By Matt Wavish