Jacob Portam and the peculiar children are coming to the big screen. Get more information about the book to film adaptation for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
American author Ransom Riggs debut novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was released by publisher Quirk Books on June 7, 2011. Ransom Riggs before becoming a published author with Quirk Books used to make book trailers for them. He approached the publisher wanting to turn his collection of vernacular photographs into a picture book. However, a Quirk Books editor suggested that Riggs use those images and build a story around the photographs. Riggs went on to do further research and met with well-known collector Leonard Lightfoot and other collectors, leading Riggs to create the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children landed on the The New York Times Best Seller list and stayed there for 63 weeks. The book was able to reach the number one spot for about a month at the end of April 2012. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children tells the story of 16-year-old Jacob Portman who travels to Wales with his father Franklin Portman after his paternal grandfather Abraham Portman is killed. Jacob with the help of his psychologist Dr. Golan, convinces his parents to allow him to travel to Wales hoping he can learn more about his grandfather’s past. Jacob as a youth was fascinated with his grandfather’s stories about “peculiar children” with abilities. However, as he grew older he began to believe the stories he was told were actually factious. As Jacob discovers in his exploration of the destitute remains of the orphanage his grandfather lived in as youth, those stories he heard in his youth were all true.
In Wales, Jacob is able to travel back to 1940 where he meets Emma Bloom, a girl who can control fire; Hugh Apiston, a boy who has an entire beehive living inside of him; Enoch O’Connor a necromancer who can give temporary life to inanimate or dead things; Olive Abroholos Elephanta, a young girl who can levitate; Bronwyn Bruntley, a young woman with extreme strength; Miss Alma LeFay Peregrine, a Ymbryne and the headmistress of the home and keeps the children and past residents of Wales in a loop of September 3, 1940; and others. Jacob and his father are followed to Wales by a hollowgasts and he and the children try to avoid being captured and killed by them.
Check out the fantastic book trailer for Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Tim Burton Productions and Chernin Entertainment are bringing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to the big screen on March 4, 2016. Tim Burton will direct the film and the screenplay based off of Ransom Riggs novel was written by Jane Goldman. Camelot and Penny Dreadful alumna Eva Green portrays Miss Peregrine, Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson portrays Barron, Ender’s Game lead Asa Butterfield portrays Jacob Portman, and Maleficent and Kick-Ass 2 alumna Ella Purnell portrays Emma.
Hollow City the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is out now and the third book in the series, Library of Souls is scheduled to be released on September 22, 2015. You can read an excerpt from Library of Souls here. Stayed tuned for more news regarding Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children book to film adaptation and all things within the book series.
[Featured Image from Quirk Books]