Tim Burton Adopts Some “Peculiar Children”

Tim Burton is in early talks to develop a film adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” at 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment says Deadline.

The book follows a 16-year-old whose childhood was filled with stories his grandfather told him about an orphanage for unusual children.

The teen heads off to his grandfather’s home on an isolated island off Wales and discovers the abandoned remains of the orphanage where he learns the children weren’t just peculiar but dangerous and may still be lurking around.

The film is being lined up as a potential directing project for Burton, and he would be involved in working with a writer to adapt the tale. Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping are producing.