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Tim Burton looking to direct Miss Peregrine' Home For Peculiar Children

11.15.2011by: Eric Walkuski

Back in May we informed you that there was mucho interest in Hollywood in the creepy kids book MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, a fantasy-horror tale by Ransom Riggs. Since then, 20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to the novel, and has been searching for a director. And now they may have found their man: Tim Burton.

The ALICE IN WONDERLAND helmer appears to be the ideal choice to bring the book to life; read the synopsis below and see for yourself:

The story centers on a boy who grows up enraptured by his grandfather’s tale of an island of monsters and kids with powers. When his grandfather is killed, the now-16-year old boy finds himself on the island, exploring the ruins of an abandoned orphanage and discovering that the stories he heard were not only true, but only he can help stop the remaining hidden children – living in a time loop - from creatures who would destroy them.

Burton is currently only in talks to direct the picture, so we'll have to wait on a solid confirmation. In the meantime, he's wrapping up DARK SHADOWS, which comes out in May of next year, and FRANKENWEENIE, which hits in October.


DARK SHADOWS' Eva Green

Extra Tidbit: Which are you more psyched about; DARK SHADOWS or FRANKENWEENIE?
Source: Deadline

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2:55PM on 11/15/2011

Hmmmm

more excited for Dark Shadows.... after reading the synopsis I think Guillermo Del Toro would be a much more appropriate Director.
more excited for Dark Shadows.... after reading the synopsis I think Guillermo Del Toro would be a much more appropriate Director.
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