Tim Burton’s Adaptation of ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Gets Release Date
The film version of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs has a release date! The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the film will hit theaters on July 31, 2015. The film will be directed by Tim Burton, and was adapted by X-Men: First Class writer Jane Goldman.
The story follows a teenage boy who is transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them. The novel was inspired by a collection of old photographs. Read the full summary from Goodreads below:
“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And 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 who once lived here – one of whom was his own grandfather – were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason.
And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive”
It’s a long while to wait for the film but if you haven’t had a chance to read the book you have two years to do so! (A reread or two wouldn’t hurt either…)
Posted on June 21, 2013, in Book News and tagged adaptations, books, films, jane goldman, literature, miss peregrine's home for peculiar children, movies, Ransom Riggs, reading, teen books, teen movies, tim burton, ya books, young adult books, young adult movies. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.