Two big-name Hollywood directors are circling new projects this afternoon. Read on for the full details.
In a match that Deadline says “seems ideal,” director Tim Burton is in early negotiations to direct Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – a 20th Century Fox adaptation of a novel by Ransom Riggs.
The film focuses on Jacob, a teenager whose grandfather tells him of a home for strange children – kids who can do things like communicate telepathically, or hold fire in their hands. When his grandfather dies, Jacob uncovers a message that sends him off to an isolated island near Wales. There, he uncovers the remains of the home – and learns that the inhabitants might not have only been peculiar, but also dangerous.
The film certainly does sound like something that would fit Burton’s sensibilities. Time will tell if the director, who has just wrapped up Dark Shadows, will tackle this project next.
In other directorial news, Steven Spielberg has reportedly entered serious negotiations to direct the Biblical epic, Gods and Kings according to Twitch. There were rumors that Spielberg might tackle the project earlier this year.
The film, which is expected to be a huge undertaking, chronicles the life of Moses from his birth to his death. Told in an episodic nature, the movie will cover events like the receiving of the Ten Commandments, the freeing of Hebrew slaves, and so on. We suspect the parting of the Red Sea will be in there too.
If Spielberg takes the gig, this could be the biggest Bible-based epic of all time. We’ll keep you posted as the negotiations continue.
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