We've got wizards and other children of fantasy. We've got teen girls falling for vampires. And soon, we'll have a young tyke who's a demonkeeper. All the way back in 2006, Fox 2000 bought the rights to an upcoming kid's book called Demonkeeper by Royce Scott Buckingham. Finally, the project is moving somewhere, and Variety reports that Sam Fell will direct the script that Laeta Kalogridis is currently adapting. With these two, that means The Tale of Despereaux and Flushed Away meets Shutter Island. Not too shabby.

The book follows a young kid named Nat who becomes a demonkeeper when he inherits an old, magical house filled with demons. When Nat goes off for a date one night, kids break in and end up unleashing a vicious demon -- the Beast, Killer of Lost Children. He then must work with a mousy library assistant and a tough street kid to stop the demon ... and the Thin Man who is trying to control it.

Perhaps one of you can explain this Thin Man part, because as Mark Beall mused back in 2006: "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." Oh, if only!
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