Screenwriter Jane Goldman, bright red hair and all, has checked into 20th Century Fox’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children”, which sounds a heck like Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, except with, well, creepy ass children.
Goldman, coming off “X-Men: First Class” (with a sequel on the horizon) will adapt the novel by the improbably named Ransom Riggs for Fox and producer Chernin Entertainment.
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.
Want to know more? Here’s a trailer written and directed by Riggs himself, and starring Zachary Haas and Paul Gregory:
Via : Deadline