20th Century Fox makes a home for Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

From Deadline – 20th Century Fox and Peter Chernin Entertainment have snapped up the rights to Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a Gothic novel that revolves around the discovery of an abandoned orphanage on a remote island off the coast of Wales. Fox beat out several suitors to land the project, and Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping are set to produce.

The story was inspired by the many creepy photographs of children Riggs discovered at flea markets and swap meets, which is why 44 found photographs made their way into the book (such as the photo you see on the cover). I like…

Book Jacket:

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.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

You can read an excerpt here.