Updated 07:45 PM EDT, Thu, Oct 21, 2021

Tim Burton Sustains Injury While Filming 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'

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Tim Burton has sustained an unspecified minor injury while filming "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" in England.

Originally reported by Britain's Metro newspaper, a spokesperson of Burton said that the director went to a hospital on Monday to get treatment. The injury, however, wasn't serious and production for the movie wasn't delayed.

The film, which was based on the 2011 bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs bearing the same title, is currently shooting in Blackpool, England, Entertainment Weekly reported. Cast members include Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Dame Judi Dench, Allison Janney, Chris O'Dowd, and Rupert Everett.

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" tells the story of Butterfield's Jacob Portman, a 16-year-old teenager who follows clues to a mysterious island, where he discovers the deserted and ruined orphanage once ran by Green's Miss Peregrine, Entertainment Weekly noted.

The 20th Century Fox film is written for the big screen by Jane Goldman of "Kingsman: The Secret Service," Deadline wrote. The movie is slated for release in theaters on March 4, 2016.

Production began in Tampa Bay, Florida back in February, according to Daily Mail. It was the second time that Burton, 56, filmed scenes in the area, the first one being for 1989's "Edward Scissorhands" starring Johnny Depp.

Prior to the film's release, the book was adapted as a graphic novel by Hachette Book Group set to be released on October 29, a separate report from Entertainment Weekly wrote. The graphic novel version will feature "manga-style" and "whimsical" imagery featuring "eery old-timey photos," the news outlet added.

The Real Story Behind 'Miss Peregrine'

The creepy images sprinkled throughout the book are one of the highlights of Riggs' story. Discussing where he got the inspiration for "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," the author said that he came up with the idea when he stumbled across disturbing vintage photos, which, according to Riggs, "suggest stories even though you don't know who the people are or exactly when they were taken," Entertainment Weekly reported.

"I was developing the story as I was finding the photos. I'd find a particularly evocative photo and I'd say, 'I need to work this in somehow,'" Riggs said, as quoted by the news outlet.

Riggs explained that he looked for sinister-looking snapshots by scouring "swap meets and flea markets," adding that most photos are reproduced in the novel "as is," though some were digitally enhanced, Entertainment Weekly noted. In the end, Riggs gathered more than enough photos to be included in the novel's sequel titled "Hollow City."

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