Again with the fantasy novel-to-movie adaptation. Today's update comes to you from Fox 2000, who have ambitiously picked up the rights to a book that has yet to be published. Royce Scott Buckingham's Demon Keeper (which apparently was originally envisioned as a screenplay anyway) will be published this fall, and is described as "best suited for middle-school-age children who like fantasy books like Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series." The story is that of an orphaned teenage boy who inherits a house, only to move in and discover that it is haunted by monsters/demons/ghoulies of some form. The primary antagonist is a character named "The Thin Man," who is trying to free the baddies from the house.

So as far as I can tell, this story is something like Stephen King meets Cheaper by the Dozen. If anyone out there somehow has advanced information on this story and what it is like, please comment away and let us know. For now, I'm just going to continue to picture William Powell leading a pack of demons pied-piper style away from a house occupied by Danny Radcliffe.

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