Tim Burton in Talks to Direct ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

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No one brings a dark children’s story to life quite as vividly Tim Burton. (Except maybe Guillermo del Toro.) (OK, let’s forget Alice in Wonderland ever happened, shall we?) So it’s exciting to hear that the director is in talks to direct a film adaptation of blogger/filmmaker/author Ransom Riggs’ YA novel Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, which came out earlier this year. The story follows 16-year-old Jacob on a journey to the mysterious, distant Welsh island that houses the bizarre orphanage where his newly deceased grandfather grew up. The descriptions of the freakish — and potentially dangerous — children Jacob’s grandfather knew seem particularly ripe for Burton’s interpretation. Although the director hasn’t necessarily wowed us in recent years, this sounds like the perfect project for him to get his gothy groove back. [via Deadline]