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The EDWARD SCISSORHANDS director sticks to his guns with an adaptation of a Gothic-toned tale of spooky kids.
Deadline reports that Burton is looking to helm MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, based on a novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs (a novel which is been sitting in a 'to read' stack of mine for some time now). Peppered with faux-vintage photos of the titular oddities, the novel tells of "a horrific family tragedy that 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." No writer has come aboard just yet, but apparently one will be chosen by Burton, who has DARK SHADOWS and FRANKENWEENIE on deck for next year. '
Have you read the book?
Should I take a gander?
Is Burton who you'd like to see on top of it?
Why can't I pronounce "peculiar" correctly?
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