Tim Burton is in early negotiations with Fox to direct an adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a novel seemingly written with the filmmaker in mind, Deadline reports.
Published in July, Ransom Riggs' debut novel mixes prose and photography to tell the story of 16-year-old Jacob, who after a family tragedy sets for a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As he explores the building, Jacob realizes the children were more than merely peculiar; they may have been dangerous and quarantined on the island for good reason. Worse still, they may be alive and lurking nearby.
Fox and Chernin Entertainment bought the rights to the book in the spring, ahead of its release. If Burton boards the adaptation, he'll help select the writer.