Inspired by blogger/travel-writer-turned-novelist Ransom Riggs‘s collection of fantastical and grotesque vintage photographs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is already on the way to making it big. The movie rights were recently acquired by Fox after a rather heated auction, and if it’s anything like the following creepy trailer from Quirk Books–which features some of the 50 twisted black-and-white photographs that punctuate the book–then I can’t wait.
Sixteen-year-old Jacob’s world shudders to a halt when his yarn-spinning grandfather suddenly dies, sending Jacob across the pond to seek answers on a remote island off the coast of Wales. The secrets found within the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s orphanage suggest that perhaps the peculiar children (one of whom was Jacob’s own grandfather) were hidden away for a reason . . .
It’s one of those great crossover books that both teens and adults will love. I took a gander and had serious trouble putting it down.
What do you think? Sound like a good book?
How about as a movie?