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Burton eyes Peculiar film project

Published 16/11/2011 | 11:06

Tim Burton has a history of picking quirky film projects
Tim Burton has a history of picking quirky film projects

Tim Burton is apparently in talks to direct a film adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children.

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The rights to the Ransom Riggs novel were acquired by 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment last spring and it is believed Tim will be involved in selecting a writer to adapt the tale, Deadline reports.

The novel was published in June this year and centres on Jacob, a 16-year-old boy who runs away following a family tragedy. He is drawn to an abandoned orphanage on a lonely island in Wales, which his grandfather had told him spooky stories about. After Jacob arrives at the orphanage, mysterious goings-on soon begin.

Tim has a history of choosing quirky projects and has become known for his trademark gothic style, often collaborating with his wife Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp.

He has recently finished directing a feature-length version of his short film Frankenweenie for Disney and has produced the Timur Bekmambetov-directed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

His film Dark Shadows - with an all-star cast including Johnny - is due out next year.

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