Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the movie rights to Ransom Riggs’ book, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Riggs, the author, is not writing the screenplay, so who knows how true to the book it will be. When asked who should play Miss Peregrine, he thought Tilda Swinton would be a good choice. He said that she is “elegant and birdlike”.
You remember Ms. Swinton as the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia movies. She had a main role in the first one, with cameos in the next two. She is also scheduled to star in the film adaptation of the book “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver.
I’m also glad to report that Riggs indicated that he is currently working on a sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home. Excellent news since so much was left unanswered and there are so many more adventures to be had!