Fox 2000 Unleashes ‘Demons’

Sam Fell, director of the animated films “The Tale of Despereaux” and “Flushed Away,” is attached to direct Demonkeeper, a live-action adaptation of the Royce Buckingham novel for Fox 2000. 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.