Wednesday 18 October 2017

Burton eyes Peculiar film project

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.

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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