Jane Goldman has been tapped to script the film adaptation of Ransom Riggs's dark fantasy tale Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The rights for the book were acquired by 21st Century Fox, and Tim Burton is said to be in talks to direct. Miss Peregrine is about 16-year-old Jacob, whose father tells him tales about growing up in an orphanage for "peculiar children," like children who levitate, can hold fire, and are invisible. Jacob pays a visit to his grandfather's home where he discovers the orphange decrepit, and learns that the kids may not have just been peculiar - but they may have been dangerous. More after the jump.
Goldman is no stranger to genre flicks. Most recently, she wrote the script for Hammer's The Woman in Black, but also has titles like X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass on her CV. In addition to Miss Peregrine, Goldman is working on a sequel to X-Men: First Class.