Fox Picks up MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
Fox has picked up the movie rights to a book by Ransom Riggs called Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Apparently there was a nice little bidding war going on, and Fox came out of it the clear winner. The book has yet to come out, it won't be released until June 7th 2011, but it's getting a lot of buzz.
The story actually sounds very cool and interesting. It centers around 16-year-old Jacob, who stumbled upon a home for children with strange powers on a remote island off the coast of Wales. The description of the book that I've provided below, was enough to spark my interest in this film project. I love this kind of stuff, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
What are your thought's on this film adaptation?