Tim Burton In Talks To Direct Adaptation Of Very Tim Burton-Sounding Book

Victorian era ghost photography and gothic Welsh islands? Must be a Tim Burton adaptation of MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN.

It must be comforting to be a cliche. Tim Burton must be so comforted.

As he finishes up Dark Shadows, Burton is looking for his next Burton-esque project, and it may be an adaptation of a book with a very Burton-esque name: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. The novel, by Ransom Riggs (the kidnapped son of Danny Glover Mel Gibson?), is filled with creepy faux-vintage photography depicting the peculiarities of the titular home. Here’s an example; you can see where that Burton-esque goth stuff would come into play here:

The story follows a young man who travels to the Welsh island where his grandfather grew up and discovers secrets, etc.

Burton, should he come on board, will choose a writer for the film. It’ll probably be John August or John Logan or someone else properly bland and middlebrow who makes sure that nothing in the script is as Burton-esque as Burton’s Burton-esque visuals.