Director Sam Fell (The Tale of Despereaux and Flushed Away) will direct Demonkeeper, a live-action adaptation of the Royce Buckingham novel for Fox 2000.

According to Variety, the script is being written by Laeta Kalogridis, who scripted the upcoming Martin Scorsese-directed Shutter Island for Paramount and Battle Angel, which James Cameron will direct for Fox.

The story follows a Seattle teen who inherits responsibility for a house filled with demons. When the youth finally breaks free of his charges to go on a date, he returns to discover that kids have broken into the house, unleashing its most vicious demon, the Beast, Killer of Lost Children.

No production date has been set.