Written by LDS, March 2015
Accomplished American author Ransom Riggs has just recently had his New York #1 Best-Seller ‘Miss Peregine’s Peculiar Children’ (2011) picked up by Director Tim Burton for translation into film.
Burton has already secured Eva Green to play ‘Miss Peregrine’ and Samuel L Jackson to play ‘Barron’ as they commence filming ahead of the scheduled release date of March 2016.
As an author, Ransom is best described as a method writer and to successfully method write Miss Peregrine’s he set off on a journey to Europe to meet up with a Dutchman by the name of Martino where together they would bring the novel to life. The below video will appeal to the adventurer in everyone.
“I just came back from the strangest trip of my life, I flew from LA to Europe, to go on a road-trip with a Dutch urban explorer I’ve never met before in order to find, trespass, and film inside abandoned castles and châteaus in Belgium and Luxembourg”
(Ranson Rigg – 2011)
The story follows 16-year-old Jacob whose grandfather once told him stories that as he grows up soon realises to be less fictional than he first thought. Jacob seeks clues that take him to that mysterious island on the other side of the globe where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers, and they may still be alive!
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