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Tim Burton in talks for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

11.15.2011

Tim Burton is a forever busy director, making dark and gloomy films seemingly without end. His latest potential project doesn't seem to stray too far from that trend as MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN sounds like a Tim Burton movie if I've ever heard one.

The film is going to be adapted from a book of the same name, and here's a plot overview via Deadline:

It involves Jacob, a 16-year-old whose childhood was filled with stories his grandfather told him about an orphanage for unusual children. Among the residents: a girl who could hold fire in her hands, another whose feet never touched the ground, and twins who communicated without speaking. When his beloved grandfather dies unexpectedly but leaves a message behind for his grandson, the teen heads off to his grandfather’s home on an isolated island off Wales. There he discovers the abandoned remains of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It is in great disrepair and as Jacob explores its bedrooms and hallways, he can see the children were more than peculiar, they might have been there because they were dangerous. And he can’t shake the feeling they are still lurking around.

God, Twilight really ruined the name Jacob for me.

Burton is in early talks to produce and direct, and it's looking likely this may be his next project now that DARK SHADOWS and FRANKEWEENIE are done.

Extra Tidbit: Though I guess when he DOESN'T try to go too dark, we get PLANET OF THE APES.
Source: Deadline

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