Jane Goldman is the fiery red head responsible for writing duties on such classics as X-Men: First Class, The Woman in Black (2011), Kick-Ass, The Debt and Stardust. Now the British born writer and producer will be lending her writing talents to a new, dark and strange tale.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a novel written by Ransom Riggs, and Tim Burton has already got his eye on the project to direct. Goldman has signed on to adapt the story for the movie, and with her talents and Burton’s ideas, this could well turn into something truly amazing! We have covered a few stories on this, including the release of the novel earlier this year where the author created his own, creepy trailer. You can see it all here.
Synopsis for the book:
“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.”
By Matt Wavish